Farmer ends life in Tiruvarur

Updated - July 06, 2015 05:45 am IST

Published - July 06, 2015 12:00 am IST - TIRUCHI:

Distressed over crop damage in the recent rains, a 30-year-old farmer ended his life by consuming poisonous substance in Tiruvarur district on Saturday.

K. Mathiazhagan was the Kudavasal south union secretary of the Pattali Makkal Katchi. Police said that he owned five acres with three acres meant for cultivation. He had taken loans to raise cotton in his land.

According to police, Mathiazhagan had expressed his disappointment to his wife Praveena (25) following the loss he had incurred after crop damage due to summer showers.

He was found in an unconscious condition in a cotton field after having consumed poisonous substance at Pakkam village in Tiruvarur district on Saturday morning by locals. He was immediately taken to Tiruvarur Government Medical College Hospital where he died.

On a complaint from M. Praveena, the Koradacheri police have registered a case under section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Upon completion of post mortem, the body of Mathiazhagan was handed over to his relatives.

He took the extreme step following the loss he incurred after crop damage due to summer showers

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