Uttar Pradesh: Sugarcane Farmer Dies of Shock after Mill Fails to Pay Arrears
The farmer, Ahmed Jan who was struggling with repayment of loans, was owed Rs 60,000 by Bhilwara Sugarcane Mill.
A sugarcane farmer, hailing from Hansa Nagla village, reportedly died of shock at a bank in Uttar Pradesh’ Moradabad on December 13 after finding out, he had not received payment for his produce in his bank account.
Patrika reported that the farmer, Ahmed Jan had arrears pending to the tune of about Rs 60,000 from the Bhilwara Sugarcane mill, for last year. According to Jan’s son, Irshad, Jan visited the Hussainpur Sherawali branch of the Prathama Bank to enquire about the dues. Upon receiving the news, Jan collapsed at the bank counter. Following Jan’s collapse, the other customers in the bank took him to a local hospital in Moradabad where doctors pronounced him dead.
According to the Patrika report, Irshad said that Jan had to repay bank loans and the family was awaiting the dues from the sugarcane mill. Irshad also said although the UP government had promised to waive loans, no such step had been taken which added to Jan’s worries.
Meanwhile, tehsildar Rajesh Kumar said in police investigation, it had emerged that the mill had not paid its accrued dues, leading to Jan’s death.