Puttur: Ramanna Gowda from Bajathur village committed suicide on the night of Friday by consuming a poisonous substance. He was 60.
Ramanna's wife had died last year after a coconut fell from the tree on her head. That incident had left a deep impact on Ramanna, who was found to be depressed and dejected since then. On Friday, he had visited Puttur. After coming back, he went to his plantation. As he did not return even after considerable period of time, the family members went looking for him and found that he had died out of poison consumption inside the plantation.
Ramanna is survived by four children. A case has been registered.