Financial problems push a couple to end their days in the Tarn Taran

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A couple committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance in Balehar village under Bhikhiwind sub-division on Wednesday

TARN TARAN: A couple committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance in Balehar village under Bhikhiwind sub-division on Wednesday. Villagers say they were under financial pressure.

The 40-year-old man and his 38-year-old wife are survived by their three children, two daughters and a son. “Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the victims had been going through a difficult time. The couple’s eldest daughter had left school due to her poor financial situation while the other two children were studying at the public school in the village,” said Kartar Singh from the village.

He said shortly after consuming a toxic substance, the couple called their neighbors and informed them of their action.

Bhikhiwind Police have initiated investigation proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

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