Balasore: In a shocking incident at Padia village under Bhogarai police limits in the district on Wednesday, a couple committed suicide by consuming poison over a family feud.
The deceased couple has been identified as Subal Chandra Giri and his wife Mani Giri.
A couple of days back, he was ill-treated by his sons, who used to harass him publicly. They all had gone to Baruni mela leaving Bor alone at home. That day, he could not have food properly and it might have compelled him to take the extreme step,” Sahu said.
On crop loan, he said it was taken only three months back at an interest rate of 1 per cent and society officials did not ask him for repayment. On March 15, Sudam Khatua (40) of Pakharbada village under Sadar police limits had ended his life by consuming pesticide allegedly over crop loss. The district administration had refuted the allegation stating that family feud was the reason.
The doctors attending the couple said that Subal had succumbed before he reached hospital and his wife was gasping when they had brought her to hospital and after a few minutes she also died.
Bhogarari Police has lodged a case of unnatural death in connection with the incident and is investigating the matter.