BANGALORE: The state government has received two different reports on the suicide of five members of a family in Bolegowdana Doddi in Kollegal taluk of Chamarajanagar district, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda informed the Legislative Assembly on Monday. He was replying to a call attention notice of Congress member R Narendra. “While the report of the district deputy commissioner states that the suicide had nothing to do with inability to repay a loan, police officials had informed that the head of the family had borrowed a loan to cultivate in land leased out to him,” he said.
The DC had also stated that the family had secured a 10-acre farm land from a farmer for an annuity amount of `80,000, on which it had cultivated maize and ginger. However, a surviving member of the family said that debt did not drive the family to suicide.
However, police who have registered a complaint had communicated that the head of the family had raised a loan from two persons of the same village. The family was allegedly threatened by the money lenders.
The CM promised to treat the case seriously and extend financial support to the lone survivor.