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{quote}He was so handsome,{quote} said Baby Devraoji Satone, 52, of her son Kiran, 28, who committed suicide on January 18, 2007 due to debt. {quote}I am angry and I feel very upset because he took care of all of us in the house,{quote} she added. The family owns a 1.5-acre piece of land where they farm cotton and soya beans, but persistent crop failure due to drought meant there was no money to repay an 80,000 loan (USD$1,491) borrowed by Kiran, who was not yet married.

"He was so handsome," said Baby Devraoji Satone, 52, of her son Kiran, 28, who committed suicide on January 18, 2007 due to debt. "I am angry and I feel very upset because he took care of all of us in the house," she added. The family owns a 1.5-acre piece of land where they farm cotton and soya beans, but persistent crop failure due to drought meant there was no money to repay an 80,000 loan (USD$1,491) borrowed by Kiran, who was not yet married.