2 farmers end lives in Mysuru, Hassan

Two debt-ridden farmers have ended their lives in separate incidents at Periyapatna taluk in Mysuru district and Holenarasipur taluk in Hassan district.

Buggegowda of Gangegowdanakoppalu in Periyapatna taluk had grown tobacco, jowar and other crops on his land but suffered losses. He is said to have consumed a pesticide used for jowar crop. He was rushed to the town hospital.

However, he breathed his last when he was being shifted to K R Hospital, in Mysuru, on Sunday. He is said to have availed Rs 7 lakh from SBM and Rs 2 lakh from private moneylenders, but could not repay the amount.

T P Ashok of Tattakere village, in Holenarasipur taluk, committed suicide by hanging himself to death, on Monday. He was cultivating sugar cane since two years and had even set his crop on fire last year as there was no adequate price.

As there were no takers for the crop this year too, he ended his life. He had taken more than Rs 3 lakh loan, said his family members.

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