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Karnataka flood: 38-year-old weaver ends life


Team Udayavani, Sep 16, 2019, 3:46 PM IST

Hubballi: A weaver committed suicide on Sunday by hanging himself in Halagatti village of Ramdurg taluk in Belagavi district.

The deceased has been identified as Ramesh Havalakond(38).

Ramesh dejected over the loss of his two power looms in the flood water of Malaprabha river. He was also reeling under a debt burden as he had taken loans from various financial institutions.

Though the government has announced a waiver of their loans, he did not receive any compensation to rebuild his life, following which he committed suicide informed sources.

Ramesh is survived by his wife and a daughter.

As many as 56 power looms belonging to weavers were destroyed in the flood in the village.

As many as 103 taluks of 22 districts were affected by recent floods for which the state government has sought a relief of Rs 38,000 crore from the Centre. Around seven districts were reeling under drought.

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