Farmer suicides in Bagalkot, Shivamogga

Farmer suicides in Bagalkot, Shivamogga

Two farmers committed suicide while one made an attempt on his life in the State on Friday. Thimmanagouda Yamanappagouda Chintakamaladinni (45) hung himself from a tree at Nandavadagi village in Hungund taluk of Bagalkot district.

He had sown onion on his 3-acre land and the crop failed as theborewell in his land dried up. He is said to have borrowed Rs four lakh from private  persons.

Sixty-year-old Basavannyappa hung himself from a tree in Gudavi village of Sorab taluk in Shivamogga district. He is said to have borrowed Rs 40,000 from a bank and Rs two lakh from moneylenders.

Ramesh, a farmer from Gondibeedu in Bhadravathi taluk of Shivamogga district who attempted suicide on Friday, is being treated at a private hospital. He is said to have loans of Rs 45 lakh.