Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Hukkeri

Belagavi: Depressed due to and , a 38-year-old farmer allegedly in taluk late on Tuesday.
Vittal Kallappa Tapasi, a resident of Madihalli village, cultivated maize and sugarcane on his 2-acre land. But the crops dried due to . He had taken Rs 3 lakh loan from a nationalized bank in Hukkeri and also borrowed about Rs 4 lakh from relatives and other sources.

Vittal was depressed after the bank served him notice recently, said police. The farmer reportedly tried hard to repay the loan, but realized it was not impossible and took the extreme step.

Vittal is survived by wife and son. A case has been registered in Hukkeri police station.

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