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Debt Problems In India Leading To Suicide By Burning

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-28/suicides-among-borrowers-in-india-show-how-men-made-a-mess-of-microcredit.html

Suicides Among Borrowers in India Show How Men Made a Mess of Microcredit
By Yoolim "Yoo" Lee and Ruth David - Dec 28, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
Tanda Srinivas was lounging in the yard of his two-room house in the southern Indian village of Mondrai shortly after noon on Oct. 28 when his wife, Shobha, burst out of the door covered in flames and screaming for help.
The 30-year-old mother of two boys had poured 2 liters of kerosene on herself and lit a match. The couple had argued bitterly the day before over how they would repay multiple loans, including those from microlenders who had lent small sums to dozens of villagers, says Venkateshwarlu Masram, a doctor who called for the ambulance.
Shobha, head of several groups of women borrowers, was being pressured to pay interest on her 12,000 rupee ($265) loan. Lenders also were demanding that she cover for the other women, even though the state had restricted microfinance activities two weeks earlier, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its February issue.

Apparently 25% of India's food crops is eaten by rats. You cannot kill rats in India because they may be a person about to be reincarnated to a higher level of existence having been punished for a previous life causing them to show up as a rat in this life.

I suspect Hindism may have a lot to do with Indias mass poverty.

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The 30-year-old mother of two boys had poured 2 liters of kerosene on herself and lit a match.

Not they way I'd choose to go, but I may be tempted to take out 20 bankers using that method before sucking on a shotgun barrel :lol:

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Is this a common practice in India?

Woman with debt problems taking money from local loan sharks suddenly douses herself in petrol then sets herself on fire?

Did they check to see if she had blown off her own kneecaps too.. <_<

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