Four farmers end lives in State

Four farmers end lives in State

Four debt-ridden farmers committed suicide in the State on Thursday. A debt-ridden farmer ended his life by hanging himself from a tree at Kandakur village in Yadgir taluk on Thursday morning.

Thimmanna, a 55-year-old farmer, owned two acres of land and had taken on lease about 30 acres of land for farming purpose. 

He had borrowed loans from several sources, all totalling to Rs 4 lakh. Unable to repay loans, he hanged himself from a tree in the backyard of his house. Yadgir district has so far witnessed six farmers’ suicide.

Puttaswamy, 45-year-old farmer, upset over his financial problems, ended his life at Marasinganahalli village in Maddur taluk on Thursday. 

Son of Chennaiah and Shanthamma, Puttaswamy owned three acres of land and cultivated sugarcane and paddy. The crops had dried away without water for irrigation, since, water is not let into the Shimsha right bank canal.

He had borrowed a loan of total Rs four lakh from various sources. Upset over constant harassment by the private moneylenders, Puttaswamy ended his life. Besagarahalli police have registered a case.

A debt-ridden farmer from Jodkurli village in Chikkodi taluk, Belagavi district, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree on Thursday.

Police said, Lagma Khadde (47) had been suffering with health problems for the least few years. To make matters worse, he had constructed a house for which he had availed loans. His crops too had failed that added to his debts. Upset, he ended his.

A debt-stressed farmer ended his life in Halasangi village, Indi taluk, in Vijayapura district, on Thursday. Paigambar Mujawar owned three acres of land and had borrowed loans four months ago to purchase a tractor. With failed monsoon, he was worried over repaying loans. Frustrated, he consumed poison.

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