Bodies of a farmer couple were found in a well at a village in Akola district of Maharashtra today, the police said.
The police suspect that the couple committed suicide by jumping into the well.
The couple – Samadhan Varule (42) and his wife Bebitai (38) – had gone to their farm in Mahagaon village in Akot taluka on Thursday morning. When they did not return home till late night, a search was launched, police said.
“During the search, their bodies were found in a nearby well this morning. It is suspected that they committed suicide, but a probe is being carried out to ascertain it,” inspector Gyanoba Phad of Akot rural police station said.
The couple has a daughter and a son, he said, adding that the financial condition of the family was not good. Akot taluka is currently reeling under drought.