Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, an elderly man died while his wife is in critical condition after they attempted suicide by jumping into a pond due to crop loss at Tuna village under Kokasara block in Kalahandi district today.
The deceased has been identified as Sudarshan Majhi (65). His wife was rescued by locals and admitted to hospital in critical condition.
According to reports, Sudarshan had grown paddy in five acres of land. His crops were destroyed due to shortage of water in absence of irrigation facility. Frustrated over crop failure, the couple attempted suicide.