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Grocer-couple end life in Nalgonda

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Mounting debts said to be reason

A couple running a kirana store here, allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at their home here on Monday morning.

Hours after their two children Yeshwanth, studying in class 7, and Rohit, studying in class 3, left for school, the couple consumed insecticide, police reported.

Jagini Chandrasekhar, 38, and Swathi, 35, hailing from Bachannagudem village in the neighbouring Kanagal mandal have been married for 13 years and were pursuing small business in the town ever since.

Shifted to hospital

Swathi’s father Rangayya, a retired teacher, who discovered them in an unconscious state at their home on Devarakonda road around 10 a.m., shifted them to the district hospital with help from others. Hospital sources said they both died while undergoing treatment.

Police said preliminary findings indicate that the family had mounting debts; but, it may not be the only reason, as a few relatives gave contrasting versions.

Family members said the couple had debts, but most of the sum was arranged and they were about to repay them. Besides, they also own a piece of agriculture land in the village.

The victims’ bodies have been handed over to the families after post-mortem. Police officials said an investigation was opened.

(There is always someone to listen at: +914066202000 in case of any emotional breakdown at this Hyderabad-based suicide intervention centre, Roshni).

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