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Mangaluru : Elderly woman alleges assault by ZP Vice President backed gang

Mangalore Today News Network

 Mangalore, Nov 5,2016 : An elderly woman named Shantha Devadiga from Pakshikere near Kinnigoli has lodged a complaint  with the Mulki police alleging that a gang   backed by Zilla Panchayat Vice President and  some elected representatives of local panchayats had  attacked her over a trivial issue. The woman is now hospitalised.

Shantha Devadi

According to the complainant,  ZP Vice President Kasturi Panja, Kemral Gram Panchayat President, Nagesh and  Taluk Panchayat Member Vajrakshi Shetty,   Sudhaker Shetty and Sheshappa had entered the poultry farm run by  Shantha’s specially abled son Bhojaraj, along with some goonda elements and had threatened the mother and son. They had even attacked the elderly woman.

It is said though Bhojaraj had obtained no objection to the setting up of his farm by neighbours  and also had a licence from the Panchayat, some people had complained  against the farm with the Kemral Gram Panchayat.