23/12/2016 3:43 PM IST | Updated 23/12/2016 4:06 PM IST

Punjab Farmer Kills Himself After Throwing His 3 Kids In A Canal

The widowed farmer was 45 years old.

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MOGA, Punjab -- A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide along with his three children after jumping into a canal in the district, police said today.

The deceased has been identified as Jagjit Singh (45) and his children - Harmanbir Kaur (10), Jashandeep Kaur (8) and Jagsir Singh (8).

The farmer allegedly took the extreme step yesterday in Machaki Mal Singh village here as he had to pay back a loan of ₹8 lakh, police said.

The wife of the deceased had left him three years back, they said.

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