In yet another case of farmer distressed with loans, a man in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district allegedly killed himself and two others by giving a poison-laced drink to his family.
Going by the reports, the farmer identified as Ashok Prajapati, a resident of Ghuma Katra village, was facing continuous loss in farming. Three years ago, he had borrowed Rs 80,000 from a money lender for a brick kiln but could not repay the amount on time.
The moneylender had come to his house on Friday evening and threatened Ashok which forced him to take extreme step.
In the incident, Ashok died on the spot while his wife Sunita Prajapati and their 14-year-old son died in the hospital. Two other children – a daughter and a son were undergoing treatment in Sanjay Gandhi hospital in Rewa, about 500 km northeast of Bhopal.
City superintendent of police (CSP) Shivendra Singh said that a case has been registered and probe in the matter in underway.