Held captive by moneylender, farmer ends life in Khammam district of Telangana

Humiliated over being confined in a room by a trader for not repaying the loan, a farmer ended his life by consuming pesticide in the room where he was confined in Khammam district.

Published: 07th December 2017 02:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2017 12:09 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KHAMMAM /SIDDIPET: Humiliated over being confined in a room by a trader for not repaying the loan, a farmer ended his life by consuming pesticide in the room where he was confined in Khammam district.The farmer, D Yesu (45), was detained by the trader for not repaying the loan on Tuesday at Dhaniyalapadu village. The distraught farmer attempted suicide. He was shifted to a private hospital in Khammam where he died while undergoing treatment on Wednesday.

According to Yellandu police CI Sarangapani,Yesu cultivated cotton by taking a hand loan `10,000 from a local trader K Laxminarayana on the agreement that he would sell cotton to him, but could not keep his promise reportedly as the price offered by others was much more than the rate offered by Laxminarayana. It is a general practice that farmers, who take loans for purchasing seeds, fertilisers or other inputs, have to sell their produce to traders from whom they take loan. 

On learning that Yesu was trying to sell crop to another trader, Laxminarayana called him to his shop on Tuesday and detained him in the store room beside his office.Humiliated over his confinement, Yesu consumed poison that was stored in the  room. As Yesu was writhing in pain, the trader noticed and immediately shifted him to a  hospital. Police registered an atrocity case against Laxminarayana. 

Meanwhile, in Siddipet, sudden death of farmer Mokkara Chandraiah on Tuesday has worried villagers of Mamidyala, as he did not have any ailment. He died of heart attack. Chandraiah’s wife Balamma and daughter Suguna said he was worried after registering his two acre land to government. They received `24 lakh as compensation but were unable to purchase even one acre of land sas lands in neighbouring villages are expensive. Moreover, officials asked him to vacate his house. 

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