Tumakuru: Loan harassment; Five of family commit suicide

11:28 AM Nov 27, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

A family of five committed suicide in Tumakuru district over alleged loan harassment.


The incident, which unfolded in Tumakuru city on Sunday night, prompted the police to take five individuals into custody for further investigation.

In a shocking revelation, it was found that the family owed the accused a sum of Rs 1.5 lakh. The victims were identified as Gareeb Saab (36), who worked as a kebab seller, his wife Sumaiyya (32), their daughter Hajira (14), and sons Mohammad Shabhan (10) and Mohammad Muneer (8). Their lifeless bodies were discovered hanging at their residence in the Sadashivanagar locality of Tumakuru city.

Gareeb Saab had left a two-page death note and also made a video 5.22 minutes before ending his life. In the video, he explained how the man and his family members residing in the ground floor of the same building tortured his family and led them to take the extreme step.

He had made a special request to the Home Minister Dr G. Parameshwara to punish the accused. Parameshwara hails from Tumakuru district.


Gareeb Saab had stated in the video before death that, one Kalandar residing in the ground floor is a demon and tortured his wife and children and beat them up. Kalandar also used vulgar language.

“My wife and children are afraid that if I die, they will not be spared. My wife and children are also committing suicide with me,” he stated in the video. Tilak Park police have registered a case in this regard and are investigating the case.


(With inputs from IANS)


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