Thiruvananthapuram: A mother-daughter duo allegedly attempted suicide by setting themselves ablaze fearing the confiscation of their house after defaulting on a bank loan. Both of them have succumbed to their injuries.
This incident happened in the Neyyattinkara region of Thiruvananthapuram district on Tuesday.
Lekha (40) and her 19-year-old Vyshnavi attempted suicide after the Neyyattinkara branch of the Canara Bank issued seizure notice to repay Rs 4,80,000 and the last date was on Tuesday.
According to relatives, Lekha’s husband Chandra had taken the loan of Rs 5 lakh to construct a house in 2003 from Canara Bank, 15 years ago. They had repaid Rs 8,00,000 but had failed to repay the loan installments since the year 2010. The bank was demanding and the balance amount of Rs 4,80,000 was pending including the interest.
Protests by locals and family members broke out in front of their Neyyattinkara home after the suicide bid came to light earlier Tuesday. The deceased Vyshnavi was an undergraduate student.