Bengaluru: A Karnataka farmer has committed suicide upset over the loss of his house and crops in the floods on Monday (Augist 12). The deceased has been identified as Appasab Kallappa Mangavati, a resident of Kallol village in Chikkodi taluk. 

Reports say that the deceased had a huge loan amount to repay to different banks. He thought he could repay his loan when he gets his profit in the sugarcane farming. But meanwhile, the Karnataka floods completely destroyed his agriculture. His house was completely destroyed in the floods.

Upset over the incidents, the farmer consumed poison and ended his life. He was rushed to the hospital, but the doctor declared him dead. 

A total of 2,217 villages in 86 taluks of 17 districts have been affected due to floods and rains in the state, where 1,224 relief camps have been opened providing shelter to nearly 4 lakh people.

As many as 41,915 houses have been damaged, and agriculture and horticulture crop loss (preliminary assessment) stands at 4.30 lakh hectares. The state government said relief operations are on in full swing, and senior officers camping in the districts are overseeing them and also visiting relief camps.