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Mangaluru: Pulled up by MLC Ugrappa, officer collapses at review meet

Mangaluru: Pulled up by MLC Ugrappa, officer collapses at review meet

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Mangaluru, Jan 24, 2016: Sundara Poojary, the Deputy Director of the  District Women  and Child Welfare  Department collapsed during a review meeting  here on January 23, Saturday, after he was pulled up by  MLC  VS Ugrappa, Head of the Expert Committee on Prevention of Sexual Violence Against Women and Children. The officer who fell unconscious was immediately rushed to a private hospital where he is recovering.


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The incident occurred when the officer  failed to give satisfactory replies to a query from Ugrappa regarding the compensation paid to sexual assault victims in the district.

 It is learnt, the   MLC virtually abused the officer  saying " Officers like him need to be thrown into Netravathi river." He also directed Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim to take note of the matter.

Earlier, Ugrappa had even pulled up Health and Family Welfare Department officials for not making any effort to know the reasons for  the decline in child sex ratio in the district.

The committee  held  the meeting to review cases of sexual harassment and atrocities on women in the district.

Later speaking to media men Ugrappa defended himself and said  "we need to be stern to officials who fail to provide satisfactory details."

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