A drought-hit farmer, who had consumed poison outside the Mumbai’s mantralaya on March 23, passed away on March 26, raising questions over Maharastra’s current state of affairs.
DNA Farmer Madhav Kadam
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But instead of sorting his problems out, the ‘sahib’at Nanded collectorate had insulted him for daring to inquire about the discrepancy.
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Police said Kadam on March 23 had consumed poison outside the main gate of the new administrative building around 9.40 am and was immediately rushed to GT Hospital by the police.
Kadam’s statement were recorded after doctors gave them permission and learnt about the events.
A police officer from Mumbai’s Marine Drive police station said:
“Kadam told the police that after the drought this year, the state government had declared Rs 6,800 per hectare as drought relief to farmers, but Kadam claimed to have received only Rs 4,400 per hectare. Since he got less relief money, he visited the collector’s office at Nanded. The farmer further alleged that the ‘sahib’, however, sent him back insulted”.
Kadam’s body was handed over to his relatives late Saturday night and they then took it to Nanded for last rites.