“I’ll pay the debt for tractor now but will I get my son back?”


The father of a Tamil farmer, who committed suicide because of humiliation faced by debt recovery agents has expressed his anguish and pain on losing his son.

Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, “I’ll pay the debt now but will I get my son back?”

He said that his son had borrowed Rs 7 lakh to buy the tractor and had repaid Rs 5.1 lakh of his debt.

“He took Rs 7 lakh loan to buy tractor. He paid Rs5,10,000 but couldn’t pay rest due to crop failure. I went to them (financial agency) pleading for time after they sent a notice asking us to pay remaining debt. But they seized the tractor, He was humiliated in front of 100 people. He called me and said that he was going committing suicide.”

A case registered under sections 306, 506(2), 294(B), 323 & 34 of IPC, against seven unknown persons.

Azhagar from Ariyalur district in Tamil Nadu had ended his life after recovery agents from Cholamandalam Finance Company. The farmer had taken a loan of Rs.7 lakh and already paid Rs 5 lakh.

Unable to bear the grief, the 25-year-old Azhagar hanged himself to death.

Azhagar’s suicide prompted social media users to slam the government as they drew ironic parallel of Tamil farmer’s suicide with that of the liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who was alleged allowed by the central government agencies to flee India despite having defaulted on Rs 7,000 crore of bank loans.