Debt­rid­den farmer, labourer com­mit sui­cide

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTPUNJAB -

BATHINDA: A farmer and a labourer, both re­port­edly fac­ing a tough fi­nan­cial con­di­tion due to debt, com­mit­ted sui­cide in two vil­lages of this district, po­lice said on Tues­day. The farmer, Jagjit Singh, 46, of Jhan­duke com­mit­ted sui­cide by con­sum­ing poi­son on Mon­day. He owned four acres and was under a debt of Rs 8 lakh from banks and lenders. The labourer, Hakam Singh, 35, of Chak Bakhtu vil­lage near Bhu­cho also con­sumed poi­son, on Sun­day. Po­lice said his fam­ily stated that he was stressed due to poor fi­nan­cial con­di­tion.

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