Four farmers end lives in State

Four farmers reeling under debt burden and crop loss committed suicide in the State on Tuesday.

Shivanand Ulligeri (44), a resident of Amminbhavi in Dharwad taluk hung himself to death at his house. He had borrowed Rs 70,000 from a bank six years ago and had also availed money from private lenders.

Nagappa Channabasappa Talavara (50) ended his life by jumping into a tank at Kadamanahalli village in Byadagi taluk of Haveri district. According to his family members, Talavara owned three acres jointly with his uncle and had sown cotton and maize. He is said to have borrowed more than Rs three lakh from private persons and was distressed over crop loss. The body was not traced till Tuesday evening.

Eshwarappa Mahadevappa Ullagaddi (53) committed suicide by consuming poison at Varadahalli in Haveri taluk. He owns three and half acres of land.

A Basavarajappa (60) ended his life by consuming poison in Echaghatta village of Davangere taluk. He owned 3.35 acre of land and two borewells he sunk on his land had failed.

The water availability in the third borewell had come down recently. Basavarajappa is said to have borrowed loans totalling to Rs five lakh from various financial institutions.

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