One Kanak Nath of Dhubri, self-immolated along with his wife Majoni Nath after failing to repay loan instalments on time.
Kanak Nath, a resident of Bilasipara in Dhubri, had recently bought a tempo to support his family.
However, owing to the COVID-19-induced lockdown, Nath could go out and earn enough money to repay the loan instalments on time.
Finding no way out, the husband-wife duo decided to kill themselves by self-immolation and accordingly they set themselves on fire on Friday.
Even though neighbours rushed them to the hospital, the duo, however, succumbed to their burn injuries on Saturday.
They leave behind an infant daughter.
A pall of gloom has descended in the area after the incident.