Farmer climbs cell tower to commit suicide

cellphone-towerA debt-hit farmer couple committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Kanmani Kalava, Kulkacharla Mandal in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana.Venkaiah (55) and his wife Anjamma (40) consumed pesticide and were dead immediately.

While the discussion on farmers issue going on in Assembly, A farmer climbed a cellphone tower near assembly and threatened to jump down. Farmer Samaiah carried a bottle of pesticides with him. Several police and other officials are trying to bring him down.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 898 farmers committed suicides in Telangana during 2014. the second highest in the country.