The family said that the suicide of the owner of Light and Sounds in Kollam Kundara was due to debt. Kallu Sounds owner Sumesh was hanged yesterday. Sumesh’s wife Sujitha said she had taken loans from two co – operative banks by mortgaging her house and land.
Sumesh was found hanging at his home at Kundara Kaithakode Varur Krishna Vilas yesterday morning. He ran a company called Light and Sounds called Stone Sounds. The family was in dire financial straits as festivals and public events were canceled following the Kovid crisis. He had taken loans from the District Co-operative Bank and Urban Bank by mortgaging his house and land. Sumesh, Sumesh’s wife, says this led to her suicide
According to association officials, seven people have already committed suicide in the light and sound sector in the state during the lockdown period.