Panchayat president commits suicide

Lakshman Metre, 35, Muchalamb gram panchayat president committed suicide in Muchalamb village in Basava Kalyan taluk on Thursday. Lakshman Metre was elected president of the panchayat only a month back. The police said he consumed pesticide when he was alone at home on Wednesday night. He died in the taluk hospital. A case has been registered in the Basava Kalyan rural police station. — Staff Correspondent

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