Patiala: Not able to take the burden of a huge debt anymore, a farmer’s wife and son committed suicide in village Bibipur of Samana by jumping into the Bhakra canal on Saturday.
As per information available, Ramkaran Singh, a marginal farmer had taken a loan after mortgaging his one and quarter acre land for the marriage of his daughter. However, constant failure of the crops resulted in mounting interest and finally the amount became too huge for him to pay back.
Singh’s wife Sulochana was under depression on account of this and she finally decided to end her life along with her son, a student of class 10, by jumping into the canal.
Some passersby managed to pull out her body from the canal, however, her son was still missing. Hearing of the incident, an atmosphere of gloom has descended on the village. The villagers have appealed to the government to help out the family with their finances.
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