Four members of farmer's family commit suicide due to financial burden

Aug 05, 2018, 16:23 IST | PTI

Muthusamy, who had taken four acres of land on contract, was upset as he could not get expected returns from farming

Four members of farmer's family commit suicide due to financial burden
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Four members of a farmer's family allegedly committed suicide at their home in nearby Tirupur district, reportedly due to the financial burden, police said. The neighbours, who noticed the house closed for a long time this morning at Dharapuram village, peeped in and found Muthuswamy, his mother and two children hanging from the ceiling, police said.

The farmer's wife had gone to a nearby village to attend a festival, they said. Police said the farmer first hung his 11-year-old daughter and his four-year-old son before he and his mother ended their lives in a similar manner. Muthusamy, who had taken four acres of land on contract, was upset as he could not get expected returns from farming.

A preliminary inquiry revealed that financial burden was the reason for the extreme step, police said.

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Unable to pay loan, farmer commits suicide in Punjab

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