This is the second incident of a farmer committing suicide in Hyderabad

Unable to pay mounting debts another farmer commits suicide in HyderabadImage: Screenshot/ETV Telugu
news Monday, September 21, 2015 - 08:47

Even as the Telangana government stepped in to take preventive measures, another farmer committed suicide in Hyderabad on Sunday by hanging himself from a tree at the cantonment Board pump house at Balamrai in Begumpet.

The deceased identified as J Mallesh (58) hailed from Ramsagar village in Daulatabad mandal of Medak district, which is also Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's home district, a report in the Times of India adds.

This is the second incident of a farmer committing suicide in Hyderabad after a Nizamabad farmer hung himself from an electric pole near a temple in the Lower Tank Bund area of the city on September 9.

Mallesh was found dead, wearing the uniform of a private security agency, with no suicide note and no documents for identity. However, his family members approached the police on seeing the visuals on TV channels, and told them that he was a debt-ridden farmer who had joined a private security agency for the money.

Mallesh reportedly owned close to two acres of agricultural land at his native village and owed Rs 1.5 lakh to private lenders in his village, a report in Deccan Chronicle adds.

His body was handed over to his family after post-mortem and the police have started a probe. Mallesh is survived by his wife and three children.

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