Hyderabad: Troubled by financial problems caused by loss of his crops and the ill health of his only daughter, a 60-year-old farmer committed suicide in Yadadri district on Monday. B. Venkat Reddy hanged himself on a tree in his four-acre field.
B. Venkat Reddy hailed from Sangem village in Valigonda mandal in Yadadri district and had a four-acre plot in the village.
Due to a bad harvest and shortage of rains, Venkat Reddy borrowed money from villagers.
A few years ago, he married off his only daughter but recently she fell sick, and came home for treatment. In addition to the burden of debts, his daughter’s treatment expenses also became a problem for him.
A week ago, he took his daughter to NIMS Hospital in Hyderabad for treatment.
On Sunday evening he returned home from hospital leaving behind his daughter and wife. On Monday morning he went to his field as usual. Around 10.30 am farmers from neighbouring fields found him hanging on a tree in his field.
Police registered a suspicious death case.
Police found that he had not cultivated any crop in his field, and apart from debts he was worried about the money needed for his daughter's treatment.
The body was handed over to the family after autopsy....