Cottages on river bank razed in eviction drive

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

We built cottages on the river bank for our livelihood. This enchroachment eviction drive witnessed high drama when a woman opposing it tried self-immolation and then tried to hang herself.The revenue & land survey department authorities started the drive at noon. MYSURU: Officials removed cottages built on kharab land on the banks of the river Cauvery at Kaveri Sangama, Srirangapatna near here on Wednesday.Cottages built by around six farmers were destroyed. A team of officials led by tahsildar D Nagesh started the drive, with Srirangapatna police providing security.When the drive started, local resident Nagaratna tried to immolate herself by pouring diesel on her body. Why is the revenue department interfering with it?”She alleged that the drive was taken up without notice.


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