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Four members of farmer's family commit suicide

Coimbatore, PTI | Updated : 05 August 2018, 04:57 PM
Representational image (Photo: PTI)
Representational image (Photo: PTI)

Four members of a farmer's family allegedly committed suicide at their home in nearby Tirupur district, reportedly due to financial burden, police said.

The neighbours, who noticed the house closed for a long time on Sunday morning at Dharapuram village, peeped in and found Muthuswamy, his mother and two children hanging from the ceiling, police said.

The farmer's wife had gone to a nearby village to attend a festival, they said.

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Police said the farmer first hung his 11-year-old daughter and his four-year-old son before he and his mother ended their lives in a similar manner.

Muthusamy, who had taken four acres of land on contract, was upset as he could not get expected returns from farming.

A preliminary inquiry revealed that financial burden was the reason for the extreme step, police said. 

First Published: Sunday, August 05, 2018 04:35 PM
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