Farmer commits suicide over crops loss, loan burden

Thanjavur: A 46-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide after he lost his paddy crops to drought and failed to repay the agricultural loan, in this district, police said today.

The victim, Elangovan of Panthanallur had cultivated samba paddy crops on his land this year after availing a loan.

However, due to a drought-like situation, his crops withered.

Upset over being unable to repay the loan on time he consumed poison last night, they said.