Four persons including farmer's wife, son, grand son and grand daughter committed suicide by hanging themselves from a tree outside the house early on Sunday Morning at Ketharev village near Dharapuram in the district.
Police said Kettythottam in Ketharev village farmer Velusamy has taken the loan from bank and private financial institution for agriculture. They were not able to continue the agriculture as there was no rain in that area last year.
Since, they could not repay the loan, Velusamy's wife Mayilathal, her Son Muthusamy, Grandson Manikka Sathyamurthy and Grand daughter Rajalakshmi committed suicide.
Police rushed to the spot and further investigation was on. (UNI)