In a heart-wrenching incident, an indebted husband and wife died by suicide by hanging themselves in their residence in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.
The incident took place in Choubey Anbara village of Sariaya police station. The deceased couple has been identified as 30-year-old Rajesh Mahato, an auto driver, and his wife Mamta Devi. The couple’s suicide is said to be due to the absence of repayment of the loan installment during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Hindi news portal.
According to the locals, Mahato’s wife had taken a loan to start a business. One loan account belongs to Bandhan Bank while the deceased couple also took loans from three other banks. When the lockdown was announced, their business almost came to a standstill. However, the pressure to repay the loan instalment remained on the couple. The banks forced the two to deposit the installment weekly while one bank within 15 days.
To get rid of the stress, the couple hung themselves at their residence. The SHO of Saraiya Police Station arrived at the spot and conducted the post mortem. The bodies were then, handed over to the family.