Itkyala Poshamallu, a cotton farmer from Ankoli village in Adilabad mandal committed suicide on Sunday as he was reportedly perturbed over failure of crop due to excessive rainfall. He had consumed pesticide in his field and died after reaching RIMS hospital in Adilabad town.

He had cultivated cotton in nine acres, five of which he had obtained on lease. His debts from banks amounted to Rs. 90,000 according to the police.