Ex-MLA's son succumbs to burns

Ex-MLA's son succumbs to burns

Bannikod, 35, was the son of former MLA Basappa Bannikod. His last rites were conducted in Hirekerur. He is survived by wife and two kids.

Bannikod along with a few farmers staged a protest in front of Upper Tunga Project chief engineer’s office on October 16 demanding immediate release of compensation to land losers in Hirekerur taluk.

He attempted suicide by self-immolation. His attempt was thwarted and he was taken to a hospital in Shimoga. From there he was shifted to Bangalore, where he died.

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