Family suicide: 'Withdraw cases against relatives'

Family suicide: 'Withdraw cases against relatives'

Bhimaiah had borrowed about Rs 93 lakh from various banks

Addressing a press conference, villager Pandanda Naresh said that Bhimaiah and his family had not committed suicide due to harassment of their relatives. But instead, Bhimaiah had taken loans to the tune of Rs 93 lakh, he said adding that the police should withdraw the case of harassment.

“There was no mention about harassment by father and sisters in the suicide note written by Bhimaiah. Moreover, Bhimaiah, who had borrowed about Rs 93 lakh from various banks and finace companies, was not looking after his aged father and mother. Father of Bhimaiah, who is 78 years old, is still working in a temple at Bhagamandala, he said.

It was true that Bhimaiah’s father and sisters had asked share from 15 acres of family property. Even though conciliation meetings were organised by the gram panchayat for five times, problems could not be solved, another villager Kalyatanda Muthappa said. “The question as to how banks could sanction loans without verifying documents and the background of a person remains unanswered. Excessive bank loans also might have forced Bhimaiah and family to commit suicide,” he added.

“Bhimaiah was a role model for the entire village 15 years ago. It is unfortunate that he was forced to take the extreme step due to the clutches of loans,” Muthappa lamented adding that the case registered against Bhimaiah’s relatives should be withdrawn.
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