Badaun (UP), Jun 25 (PTI) A village headman allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree as he was facing financial crunch, the police said. Also Read - Caste panchayat members booked for boycott of Maha woman, kin

The body of Bharat Singh (45), village head of Kudauli in Bisauli area was found this morning hanging from a tree, SP, Rural, Surendra Pratap Singh said. Also Read - Senior IAS officer Mohanty appointed MP chief secretary

The family members told the police that he was tense as he was finding it difficult to repay a loan taken for the marriage of his daughter. Also Read - Minor girl raped by neighbour in UP

The victim has seven children and his financial condition was poor, Singh said adding that ‘prima facie’ it appeared to be a case of suicide.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.