Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Andhra

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 18:30

Karimnagar: A 28-year-old farmer, distressed
over not being able to repay loans, allegedly electrocuted
himself by climbing onto a transformer at a village in Andhra
Pradesh`s Karimnagar district, police said on Tuesday.

Dundrapalli Babu had taken loan and started farming
after he was deported from a Gulf country where he went for
work on a travelling visa, police said.

But, he had incurred heavy loss when the crop was
destroyed in heavy rains that lashed the region recently.
Though the farmer was sanctioned Rs 70,000 by the district
authorities as compensation, he could not have repaid all his
debts.

Apparently upset over it and his inability to perform
his sister`s marriage, he climbed onto the transformer in
Cheerlavancha village yesterday and died due to electrocution,
police said.

Local MLA K Tarakarama Rao has announced Rs 5,000 as
ex-gratia and Cooperative Electricity Society sanctioned
Rs 20,000 as compensation for the family of the farmer.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 18:30

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