Farmers demand Rs. 50 lakh compensation; DC assures of taking action after by-poll
Holding the Police responsible for the death of farmer Nagesh (30) of Kaggaladahundi village in Gundlupet taluk, who consumed poison at Terakanambi Police Station on Mar. 24 and breathed his last at K.R. Hospital in Mysuru on Mar. 26, activists of KRRS and Kaggaladahundi villagers, staged a demonstration by placing Nagesh’s body in front of the District offices complex here on Tuesday.
As soon as Nagesh’s body arrived in an ambulance from Mysuru, the farmers urged the Police to allow them to place the body at the main gate of the complex. But as the Police refused to give permission, the KRRS activists entered into a wordy duel with the Police, even as the body lay in the ambulance.
KRRS leader Badagalapura Nagendra, who arrived at the spot, talked to SP Ravi D. Channannavar, following which the Police allowed the body to be kept at the main entrance of the District offices complex for 10 minutes. After paying tributes to the deceased farmer Nagesh, the protestors shifted his body to a site opposite the complex and continued with their demonstration.
The farmers demanded sacking of Policemen who were responsible for Nagesh’s death and Rs. 50 lakh compensation to the family of the deceased.
Chamarajanagar DC B. Ramu who arrived at the spot, assured of taking action after the by-poll, following which the protestors called off the protest and took the body to Kaggaladahundi for conduct of last rites.
KRRS office-bearers Hoskote Basavaraj, Siddaraju, Nagaraju and others took part. Mysuru SP Ravi D. Channannavar, Chamarajanagar SP Kuldip Kumar Jain, Shivamogga Additional SP Muthuraj M. Gowda and others provided tight security.