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Farmer commits suicide, unverified note names 2 Maha ministers

Farmer A Pune farmer allegedly ended his life by jumping into a well at his village with an “unverified” suicide note blaming two Maharashtra ministers as responsible for non-release of waters into a nearby irrigation canal and leading the victim to take the extreme step, a Pune (Rural) Police official said.

“The body of Vasant Sopan Pawar (48), a farmer from Kardanwadi village in Indapur tehsil of Pune, was found in a well near his home at around 11am,” said an official of Walchandnagar Police Station under the Pune (Rural) Police jurisdiction.

“A note found near his body stated that Pawar committed suicide as there was not enough water for irrigation in a nearby canal. The unverified note mentions the names of two ministers in the Maharashtra government as those allegedly responsible for not releasing water in the canal,” said SV Hole, investigating officer of the case.

The official added that the post-mortem report gave drowning as the cause of Pawars death.

He added that police had registered a case of accidental death and further investigations were underway.

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