Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Oct 14 (UNI) In a tragic incident, a distressed farmer killed his wife with a hammer and later committed suicide by hanging himself at Shiradhon village of Osmanabad district.
The incident came to light on Saturday, police said. Deceased were identified as Rambhau Yadav (50) and his wife Sitabai Yadav (45).
The farmer was distressed after his poultry farm incurred heavy losses. Severe shortfall in rains in the region made the conditions worse as he lost a major portion of his Kharif crops.
He was under stress due to the nonpayment of bank loans, his neighbours said.