Mangaluru, Jan 20, 2015: An alleged dispute between a person and some of his neighbours resulted in an act wherein a few youth reportedly hung a footwear along with a photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the gate of the house of the former. The incident was reported from Mudipodi near Kallapupatala in Tokkottu on January 19, Monday.
The footwear was found hung in front of the house of Jayaram Shetty, son of late Mahabala Shetty who was a senior Congress leaders. According to Shetty’s mother Anasuya Shetty a few young men resorted to the act when Jayaram Shetty was away.
It is said that Jayaram Shetty’s house was in a low lying area with about 50 houses located in a higher altitude. It is learnt the waste water from above landed in front of Shetty’s house and even contaminated his well and pond water. Sources said Shetty had complained against this. But when there was no action, he took steps on his own to check the flow of waste water. This resulted in a dispute with neighbours who had recently even allegedly threatened him.
Following the incident of footwear with Modi’s photo hung on his gate, Ullal Police led by inspector Savithra Teja and others visited the place and assured action. Meanwhile, Roopa T Shetty, Ullal Municipal Officer said the TMC could not take any steps to solve the problem due to a legal hurdle.
It is learnt no police complaint has been lodged with regard to the incident.