A 45-year-old debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at his farmland at Hirikalale village in K.R. Pet taluk of the district in the early hours of Wednesday. Kikkeri police have identified the deceased as Shankaregowda.
According to the police, the farmer had availed hand-loans from some villagers. And, he was found dead at his land on Wednesday morning. His wife, Jayamma has filed a complaint of unnatural death. Police have launched an investigation to ascertain the reason for his suicide. The farmer was an alcoholic.
Farmer suicide in Hassan
A sugarcane grower reportedly committed suicide at Adaguru in Channarayapatna taluk on Wednesday.
Krishne Gowda (60) was found hanging from the ceiling in his house on Wednesday morning. According his relatives, he cultivated sugarcane in his land in the village. He had borrowed over Rs. 4 lakh as loan from relatives and friends. He was worried over clearing the loan as sugarcane crop had no demand. Post-mortem was performed in Channarayapatna Hospita