A powerloom weaver reportedly committed suicide by hanging to a tree in his house in Tarakaramanagar in Sircilla town on Tuesday.

Reports reaching here said that powerloom weaver Kodam Shankaraiah (57) was suffering from ill-health since long after he sustained injuries while working on the powerlooms sometime ago.

Worried over non-performance of marriage of his grown-up daughter Mamatha and ever increasing debts, he committed suicide in the wee hours of Tuesday.

He is survived by wife Laxmi, who helps the family by rolling beedis, unemployed son Srinivas (28) and unmarried daughter Mamatha (25).

He had performed the marriage of his elder daughter Dhanalaxmi (30).

Sircilla Tahsilder M. Jayachandra Reddy visited the village and consoled the bereaved family members and handed over Rs. 5,000 to perform the last rites.