ALAPPUZHA: The suicide of farmer KG Prasad in Ambedkar Colony, Thakazhi, Alappuzha district, has sparked a public outcry against the Kerala state government. In a demonstration of grief and protest, BJP members and the public took to the road, carrying the deceased body of Prasad in Thakazhi, Alappuzha district.
In his suicide note, farmer Prasad mentioned that the Kerala state government responsible for his death.
Following this, several BJP leaders and public criticized the state government for the farmer’s demise. Prasad ended his life, stating in the suicide note that the government failed to disburse the promised Paddy Receipt Sheet (PRS) loans. This incident is not an isolated one, as farmers have been compelled to take loans for cultivation due to delayed disbursements.
Prasad, facing financial distress, became a victim and consumed poison after leaving a poignant suicide note. Friends rushed him to Alappuzha Medical College hospital for immediate treatment, but unfortunately, timely medical attention was not provided. Subsequently, he was admitted to a private hospital in Thiruvalla, where he succumbed to death this morning. Many allege that prompt medical treatment could have saved his life.
Expressing outrage over the situation, BJP members and the public, accompanied by Prasad’s lifeless body, staged a protest at Thakazhi junction from 3.30 pm. They accused both the state government and Alappuzha Medical College hospital of being responsible for the farmer’s suicide.
More than 100 BJP activists participated in the protest, with the ambulance carrying the farmer’s body strategically parked in the middle of the road, disrupting traffic on the Ambalappuzha-Thiruvalla state highway. Prominent BJP leaders, including CK Krishnadas, addressed the gathering to voice their concerns and demands.