Uppinangady, Dec 14, 2019: Close on the heels of the recent incident wherein miscreants poisoned a well of the Shibaje Perla school, it has come to light that even the tank which supplies water to the village has been poisoned.
The tank is located on the banks of Kapila river at Battaje near Perla. Water from this tank is lifted through a pump and filled in another tank from which water is supplied to the Perla Government Higher Primary School and surrounding 70 houses.
When tank water was supplied as usual on December 13, the operator Narayana Poojary found the water was stinking. On inspecting the tank he even found flies around . Later the place where the pump is located was inspected and it was noticed that fish had died in the area. Even the tank water colour had changed.
Shibaje GP Chief Susheela, Belthangady MLA Harish Poonja , Circle Inspector Sandesh, Dharmasthala SI Odiyappa and others visited the spot.