Three Andhra farmers commit suicide

Nov 01, 2012, 11:37 IST | Agencies

Three farmers killed themselves in Andhra Pradesh Wednesday owing to mounting debt and crop failure.

Three cotton farmers from Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh allegedly committed suicide owing to indebtedness and crop failure, police said today.

Bhimuni Kanakaiah (44), a cotton-grower from Suraiahpalli village killed himself by consuming pesticide in his field Wednesday, they said, adding the deceased had borrowed a loan of Rs 2 lakh but failed to repay it as the crop failed due to deficient rains.

A case has been registered under Manthani police station limits.

In another incident, Burra Ramesh Goud (27) took the extreme step by consuming pesticide on similar grounds at his house in Kamanpur block Wednesday, police said.

Another cotton farmer S Yadagiri (47) from Manikyapur village hanged himself to a tree at his field, police said, adding he had incurred huge debts.  

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