Unable to pay debt, farmer kills self in Kerala's Wayanad

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS): In a tragic incident, a farmer reeling under the pressure to pay loans taken from several banks, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Tirunelli, Wayanad.

According to family members, the farmer, P.K. Thimappan(50) of Aramangalam in Tirunelli, Wayanad district, had a debt of Rs 10 lakh in various banks and he was being constantly tormented by various financial institutions and even loan sharks.

He was doing coffee and paddy plantation in his six acre farm. According to police, Thimappan committed suicide by hanging near his farm.

The Tirunelli police have arrived at the scene and the body will be transferred to the Mananthavady Government Hospital where his post-mortem will be conducted. His funeral will be held at his residence on Sunday night itself.




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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, May 29 2023

    The New Parliament Building is a Tomb for Farmers ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, May 28 2023

    Very sad.What brings now doing PostMartum?.In the first place when one knows he cant pay the loan from one bank ,shouldnt dare to take again from other bank or who lend money with high percent interest.The will only drink your blood.What happens now´?Would his whole estate or farm will go to these sharks?Heartfelt sympathy to his family.Bringing family too in danger by such such loan.

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