A 65-year-old farmer in Uttarakhand allegedly committed suicide owing to heavy debt burden on Monday, just days before the first round of voting on April 11 for the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.
A resident of the Haridwar district, Ishwar Chand Sharma reportedly held the government responsible for his death.
“The BJP government has destroyed farmers in five years. Don't vote for them otherwise, they will make everyone sell tea,” the deceased farmer wrote in his suicide note, as per Times of India.
Haridwar goes to poll in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 11.
According to the Times of India report, Sharma revealed in his suicide letter that he was being blackmailed by a middleman who had helped him secure a bank loan. While Sharma is said to have paid off his loan, the middleman was demanding additional money.