Loan recovery agents in UP's Sitapur allegedly crush farmer to death under his tractor over unpaid debts

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 January 2018, 11:03 AM
Farmer - Representative Image
Farmer - Representative Image

A farmer in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur was crushed to death under his tractor after he fell off it while resisting recovery agents trying to take away the vehicle over unpaid debts, police said on Sunday.

Assistant superintendent of police (ASP), Sitapur, Martand Prakash Singh said an FIR had been lodged against five recovery agents of the finance company.

Circle officer, Mehmoodabad, Mohd Jawed Khan said that the farmer, Gyanchand (45), a resident of Bhauri village, had been granted a loan from a finance company to buy a tractor a few months back. He was unable to pay the monthly installments and a loan of Rs 90,000 remained unpaid.

"On Saturday, some recovery agents had come to our house. They were forcibly taking away the tractor. Gyanchand made every possible attempt to stop them. During this he fell from the tractor. 

The recovery agent driving the tractor crushed Gyanchand, and he died on the spot," Khan quoted Gyanchand's brother as having said.Police have registered a case against five persons in this regard, and efforts are on to nab them, he said.

First Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 10:46 AM

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