ANDHRA PRADESH

Farmer slips to death in open well



Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: In a freak accident, a farmer slipped to death in an open well when he went to water his crop in the wee hours of Monday in Cheekurai village of Peddapalli mandal.

Police sources said that the farmer J. Sathaiah (35), along with his brother, went to water his crop in the early hours. As it was dark and he was walking along the edges of the well, Sathaiah suddenly slipped into it and sustained serious head injury. He died instantaneously.

Meanwhile, the victim's wife complained to Peddapalli police saying the farmer had committed suicide due to increasing debts. Vinod Kumar, Telangana Rashtra Samiti MP, and local leaders consoled the bereaved family members and demanded that the Government provide ex gratia to the farmer's family.

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