Eluru: A 62-year-old man killed his wife and later committed suicide at Avapadu village under Nallajerla mandal in West Godavari district on 16 April after incurring losses in his business.

The police said the man stabbed his wife to death and killed himself by consuming pesticide. A case has been registered and an investigation is underway. The police took the bodies to the government hospital for autopsy.

The couple, who has been identified as Pasupuleti Ranga Rao and his wife P. Kalavathi (55), had started a business in Vijayawada. Their younger son had died in a road accident a few years ago while their eldest son had joined the family business. However, they had incurred losses and had sold their properties to take care of the family.

Ranga Rao has eight acres of farmland in his native village Avapadu. The couple returned to their village a few years ago and opened a general store there. However, they again incurred losses. The husband and wife were also having some disputes.

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