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Wednesday 15 May 2019 09.54 AM

Kerala mother and daughter set themselves on fire after alleged threats from bank

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A mother and daughter set themselves on fire after a bank threatened to impound their house in Kerala's Thiruvanantahpuram district,

The 19-year-old daughter Vyshnavi and died during the incident and her mother Latha succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

The incident occurred on Tuesday around 3 pm at their house in Neyyattinkara. Chandran, father of the deceased woman, alleged that bank officials were threatening that the property would be impounded on Tuesday. He claims that the threat drove Latha and Vyshnavi to attempt to take their own lives.

According to reports, the family had taken a loan of Rs 5 lakh from Canara Bank’s branch in Neyyanthikara as housing loan. Over the past few years, the family has not been able to repay the loan because of financial difficulties. They allegedly owed the bank Rs 6.8 lakh.

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