Six farmers end lives

Six farmers end lives

 As many as six farmers committed suicide owing to crop loss and debt burden in the State on Saturday.

Nagesh (48), a farmer of Aaganahalli in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district ended his life by hanging himself at his house. According to police, Nagesh had borrowed Rs 25,000 each from two banks and Rs two lakh from private moneylenders.

Thirty-five-year-old Rama Pundalik Nayak committed suicide by consuming poison at Alagwadi village in Raibag taluk of Belagavi district on Saturday. According to police, Nayak’s father owns four acre of land and he had availed loan to the tune of Rs four lakh. According to the complaint lodged by the family members, Nayak ended his life frustrated over  debts.

Two farmers reeling under debt ended their lives in Bidar district. Fifty-year-old Kashappa, a resident of Kosam village in Bhalki taluk Bidar district ended his life by consuming poison. He owned 37 guntas but had borrowed heavily from moneylenders, police said.
Bheemareddy (38) committed suicide consuming poison at his house on at Ujani village in Aurad taluk of Bidar district. He had borrowed loans to the tune of Rs six lakh to cultivate his six acres of land. As crops failed and he could not repay the loans.

Ramesh Naika Umla Naika Lamani (55) ended his life by consuming poison at Parvathashidgeri village in Hirekeruru taluk of Haveri district. He owned two acres of land and had borrowed more than Rs five lakh from private persons, family members said.
Somappa Nagappa (43) ended his life by hanging himself at his house in Benakanakonda village of Ranebennur taluk in Haveri district. He owned 10 acres of land and had sown maize in four acres. However, the crop had withered away due to deficit rainfall. He is said to have borrowed Rs 2.5 lakh from private moneylenders.

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