A family in Jaffna attempts suicide due to Micro Finance debt trap - Mother found dead

A family in Jaffna attempts suicide due to Micro Finance debt trap - Mother found dead

21 January 2020 01:39 pm

Due to the inability to pay the loan installments and interest, a  woman found dead while a suicide attempt by a whole family.

The incident took place in Chanduvapuram in Matuvil area yesterday (20).

Chavakachcheri police says two others have been taken to hospital in serious condition.

The mother, daughter and husband of the same family have attempted to commit suicide due to heavy debt, which has developed to a serious social issue of 'micro finance debt trap'.

The mother found dead for being poisoning and the farther and daughter have been admitted to Jaffna hospital, and they remain under critical condition, according to Doctors at Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

The victim, who was the mother of the family has been identified as 65 year old Navaratnam Wimaleswari.

Residents of the area told to the media that this tragedy took place due to the excessive pressure they subjected from lenders to pay back loans and interest.

Chavakachcheri police conducts  further investigations.

- Wanni Romesh Madushanka