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Kerala: Foreclosure notice sent to farmer's family who committed suicide in Kuttanad

A foreclosure notice has been sent to the family of a farmer, Prasad, who committed suicide in Kuttanad due to a financial crisis. Prasad committed suicide allegedly due to debt in Alappuzha on November 11.

Kerala: Foreclosure notice sent to farmer's family who committed suicide in Kuttanad rkn
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First Published Jan 11, 2024, 8:49 AM IST

Alappuzha: A foreclosure notice has been sent to the family of a farmer, Prasad, who committed suicide in Kuttanad due to a financial crisis. The notice stated that five cents of land and house in the name of Prasad would be confiscated. The notice was sent on account of arrears of a loan taken by Prasad's wife Omana from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation.

Prasad committed suicide allegedly due to debt in Alappuzha on November 11. He committed suicide by consuming poison. He was taken to a private hospital in Thiruvalla; however, his life could not be saved. He ended his life after giving a call to Kisan Sangh secretary Shivaraj.

A suicide note was recovered, in which Prasad held the government responsible for his death. Prasad had approached the bank for a loan for agriculture. His plea for an agricultural loan was rejected by the bank, citing PRS loan arrears. As the incident became controversial, ministers and political leaders came with promises to Prasad's family.

Prasad's wife Omana had taken a self-employment loan of Rs 60,000 from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation in August 2022. Rs 15,000 was refunded and the repayment has been delayed for the past 11 months. The notice stated that if the outstanding amount of Rs 17,600 is not paid within five days, the house and the yard will be confiscated. After the death of Prasad, the family is living with the help of relatives and friends.

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