Kalpetta: Unable to repay agricultural loans, a farmer hanged himself here on Thursday.
He was identified as V V Krishnakumar (55) a native of Anappara, Kattikkulam. He was found hanging inside his house around 8 am. The body has been sent to Mananthavadi district hospital for post mortem.
Krishnakumar had to repay around Rs 8 lakhs to a cooperative bank and private lenders, relatives said. He had loaned the amount for agricultural needs. However, he could not repay the amount due crop failure. Relatives added that Krishnakumar was under severe stress for the past few days.
He is survived by wife Ratnamma and their children Satyanathan, Surendran, Palpu and Manju.