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Bodies of farmer couple found in well, suicide suspected

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Press Trust of India Akola
Bodies of a farmer couple were found in a well at a village in Akola district of Maharashtra early on Friday, police said.
Police suspect that the couple committed suicide by jumping into the well.
The couple - Samadhan Varule (42) and his wife Bebitai (38) - had gone to their farm in Mahagaon village in Akot taluka on Thursday morning. When they did not return home till late night, a search was launched, police said.
"During the search, their bodies were found in a nearby well this morning. It is suspected that they committed suicide, but a probe is being carried out to ascertain it," inspector Gyanoba Phad of Akot rural police station said.
The couple has a daughter and a son, he said, adding that the financial condition of the family was not good.
Akot taluka is currently reeling under drought.

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 3:00 PM IST

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