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A ghastly attack that shattered the life of Sunder Malekudiya

A ghastly attack that shattered the life of Sunder Malekudiya


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Aug 3, 2015: Despite his intense pain Sunder Malekudiya (48) manages to put up a smile while lying on the hospital bed. He is definitely distraught as a deadly attack by his landlord   at Kataje near Neriya of Belthangady on July 26 has left one of his hands mutilated while damaging four fingers of another hand. The attacker had used a weed clearing machine for the dastardly act.


A ghastly attack that shattered the life of Sunder Malekudiya


Sunder, a farm labourer  hopes he would in the days to come manage to eat food by himself  by using a spoon. Doctors have bandaged both his  hands and his left elbow has been operated upon.

He regrets being dependent on others for all his needs. He has even lost his thumb and forefinger of his right hand and adds doctors are hopeful of reviving his hands. Sunder says he was attacked by Gopala Gowda (60) of the same village  for preventing the latter  from clearing wood in his hand. While Gopal Gowda is  absconding, police have managed to arrest his wife Pushpalatha.

Ironically, Sunder  was attacked just a few days after he  had undergone  surgery at a private hospital. The  family  somehow had managed to bear the surgery cost with the help of contributions from neighbours and well wishers.

Once in 1998 Gopal Gowda’s family members had attacked Sunder’s wife Revathi  leaving the middle and ring fingers of her left hand disfigured. Gowda is also facing the allegation of attacking many in his village.

Sunder  Malekudiya’s eldest son Poornesh who has completed II PUC last year  is now forced to work as a farm labourer to sustain his family comprising his parents and three younger sisters.


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Sinchana, Mangalore Mon, August-3-2015, 1:12
How sad ? The people are being treated like salves and no action on the landlord from such a long time. Where ever he is hiding , the police has to catch this criminal and put him behind bars.
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