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Posted at: Nov 24, 2016, 1:47 AM; last updated: Nov 24, 2016, 1:56 AM (IST)

Farmer ends life after failing to withdraw cash for daughter's marriage

Farmer ends life after failing to withdraw cash for daughter's marriage
Photo for representation. Queue outside a bank in Punjab. Tribune file

Charanjit Singh Teja

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, November 23 

Barely two weeks before the marriage of his daughter, a farmer of Majupura village in Majitha area, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance here on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Ravinder Singh (42). He reportedly failed to withdraw cash from a bank at Chetanpura village after several attempts. However, police denied that he was upset due to the cash crunch.

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The marriage of his daughter is scheduled for December 4. He booked a marriage palace and made advance payments to caterers and other service providers.

Ravinder Singh was reportedly also in debt and had borrowed some money from relatives.

Kala Singh, former village Sarpanch, said he was in stress after not being able to withdraw money.

“Ravinder Singh was very upset. From the last three days he used to visit a bank at Chetanpura. He succeeded in withdrawing Rs 2,000 but he needed lakhs to pay for the marriage palace and other services,” he said.         

Ravinder Singh owned three acres of land and is survived by two sons, two daughters and wife.     

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