Debt-ridden Farmer Couple Kill Selves

Published: 21st August 2015 03:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2015 03:59 AM   |  A+A-

 KOLAR:  A man and his wife, both farmers, committed suicide by consuming food laced with poison in Obatti village, KG Halli gram panchayat in Malur taluk, Kolar, on Thursday evening.

Sources said Venkateshappa (32) and his wife Padmavathy (26) were unable to clear their debts to private financiers. One financier had allegedly seized their tractor.

2 More Suicides in Belagavi, Dharwad

Belagavi/ Dharwad: Burdened by bank loans, a 25-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree in his field at Handigwad village, Khanapur taluk, on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Pundalik Gopal Devalatti of Gandigwad.

In Dharwad taluk, 72-year-old Bhimappa Hanchi committed suicide after his crop withered due to lack of moisture. He had availed a loan of `60,000 from a bank.


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