BENGALURU: Three debt-ridden farmers allegedly committed suicide in the state.
Bheemreddy (38), from Ujjaini village in Aurad taluk, killed himself by consuming poison in his house on Saturday. Sources said he had taken a loan but was unable to repay it.
He died on the way to a hospital. Chintaki police have registered a case and are investigating.
Kantepp Metre (50) of Kosam village in Bhalki taluk committed suicide by consuming poison on Saturday. Sources said he had 38 guntas of land and had taken a loan of Rs 50,000 but was unable to repay the amount. Dhanur police have registered a case and are probing the matter.
Another farmer, Byrapura Basappa (65), killed himself by consuming poison on Friday night as he was unable to repay the loans he had taken for agricultural purposes.
He was a resident of Loleshwara village in Harapanahalli taluk.
According to the rural police, he had availed a loan of Rs 75,000 from a bank and Rs 1 lakh from moneylenders.
Tahsildar Nagaraj visited his family and later told reporters that Basappa had taken the loans in his children’s names. No loan recovery notice was served to Basappa from any bank or private financier, added Nagaraj.