Debt-ridden farmer, wife end lives in Sangrur - ECAS Punjab

Debt-ridden farmer, wife end lives in Sangrur

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Tribune News Service

Sangrur, November 15

Reeling under mounting debt, a farmer of Lohakhera, along with his wife, committed suicide on Friday night. Area residents have demanded financial aid for the farmer's family.

Longowal Station House Officer (SHO) Jarnail Singh said deceased Jagmale Singh (49) was under a debt of around Rs 18 lakh. To repay the debt, he had decided to sell his one acre land of the total three acres.

"Jagmale consumed poison on Friday night. As his wife Manjit Kaur (43) got to know about the deteriorating health of her husband, she also consumed poison. Both were taken to the Civil Hospital, but were declared brought dead. After

the postmortem examination, we handed over the bodies to their family members," said the SHO.

"The deceased couple had a son and a daughter. The Punjab Government should waive the debt as relief

to the family," said Kartar Singh, a village resident.

from The Tribune

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