Depressed by neighbours' taunts, he consumed pesticide on Friday night

 Daily wage labourer in TN kills himself over daughters mounting student loanRepresentational image
news Death Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 09:35

A 46-year-old daily wage laborer killed himself by consuming pesticide on Friday night in Coimbatore. Anandha Kumar, 46, working as a load man in Karruppa gounder street market in the city, was a resident of Narasipuram near Kuniyamuthoor.

According to the Deccan Chronicle, Anandha Kumar was the father of three daughters, the eldest of whom is doing her second year B.Com in a private college.  He was reportedly depressed for the past two days amid humiliating taunts from his friends-creditors who lent him over Rs 75,000, apparently for his children’s education.

Even as Anandha Kumar fainted and collapsed within a few minutes of consuming pesticide, members of the public there rushed him to the Coimbatore General hospital. He however, died on the way to the hospital. Kuniyamuthur police have lodged a complaint and are investigating.

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