Hyderabad: Increasing financial problems and debts forced a farmer to commit suicide. Jekka Narsireddy from Yadadri district consumed pesticide in his field and ended his life, police said.
Jekka Narsireddy, 55, belonged to the Madhira Ippala village in Atmakur mandal. He had five acres in his village on which he was cultivating paddy and cotton.
Due to the failure of the monsoon in the last two years he could not get a good harvest and had to depend on borewells as water sources had dried up.
Narsireddy dug four borewells on his land but that was in vain as there was no water. In addition to crop and borewell failure debts increased. He failed to pay interest on the loans he had taken from people in the village. Unable to find a way out of he decided to end his life.
On Sunday he left home for his fields but did not return. His family started searching for him. They came to know that Narsireddy had consumed pesticide and had committed suicide in the evening. His family said that he run up debts of Rs 7 lakh in the last two years. Based on a complaint from his wife Anjamma, a suspicious death case was registered. Narsireddy is survived by his wife and two children.