A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by consuming pesticide in his field on the outskirts of Chatnalli village in Shahapur taluk on Friday.
He was identified as Bassappa Kondanur (40). According to village sources, he had availed ₹2 lakh loan from private persons and banks. Due to heavy rainfall over the past week, his cotton crop was damaged This could be the reason behind his extreme step, sources said.
A case has been registered in Shahapur police station.]