Farmer attempts suicide during AP CM's public meeting

Vizianagaram: Tension prevailed for some time after a farmer tried to commit suicide during Andhra Pradesh Chief Minster N Chandrababu Naidu's public meeting at Narsipuram village in Parvathipuram mandal of the district, police said here today.

N Chandrababu Naidu

According to the police, when the Chief Minister was addressing the meeting as part of his 'Neeru-Chettu' programme, a farmer named Ramu from nearby Chinbhogili village of Sitaphal mandal reached the spot with pesticide. When Naidu was addressing the public, the farmer consumed pesticide in public view, creating a commotion and forcing the CM to stop the meeting for a while, police said.

The distressed farmer tried to end his life because local Village Development Officer (VDO) had been allegedly harassing him for a long time. He was immediately taken to a local hospital where his condition is stated to be serious, police said.

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