As the farmers’ strike in Maharashtra entered the sixth day on Tuesday, a farmer in Yeola tehsil of Nashik district, where the agitation is intense, committed suicide, police said. Navnath Changdev Bhalerao, resident of Pimpri village in the district, ended his life by consuming a poisonous chemical, said a local police officer.
As the agitation continued in Nashik district, police have prohibited assembly of people in public places under CrPC section 144 till June 19. All 17 agriculture produce market committees (APMCs) and 20 sub-APMCs in the district remained closed on Tuesday too, and onion auctions couldn’t take place, said Jaidutta Holkar, chairman of Lasalgaon APMC.
On Monday, another farmer, Gorakh Savaliram Kokane, resident of Waki Budruk in Chandvad tehsil of Nashik district, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house. The agitation continued in the district with several vehicles carrying vegetables to Mumbai stopped by protesters.
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