The Kerala government has stayed the order for attachment of the property of an Alappuzha farmer who committed suicide in November last year due to non-payment of loan.
Why did the farmer commit suicide?
Actually, a farmer from Thakazhi in Alappuzha had taken a loan from the bank for farming, but he could not repay the loan. Because of which he was harassed and finally he committed suicide. In the suicide note, the farmer had blamed the leftist government of Kerala and some banks.
The farmer had taken a loan for farming
Sources close to the victim’s family said that the farmer had taken a loan from the Kerala State Development Corporation for SC-ST Corporation, the payment of which was outstanding. When the matter gained momentum, Kerala’s Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Backward Class Welfare Minister K Radhakrishnan intervened and the minister ordered a halt to the attachment process.
Minister summoned the loan giving officers
Quoting the minister, it was said that the farmer’s family has been given concession and instructions have been given to repay the loan. Apart from this, Minister Radhakrishnan has sought a report from those officials who had issued notices to the farmer families without understanding their circumstances.
The farmer had held the bank and the government responsible
On the orders of the Minister, the corporation officials went to the farmer’s house and met his family. According to the information, deceased farmer KG Prasad had taken a loan of Rs 60 thousand last year. Political rhetoric in the state also intensified after the farmer’s suicide note held the government responsible.