Villagers stage stir, demand compensation to victim

Villagers stage stir, demand compensation to victim

Protesters alleged that the authorities concerned were trying to hush up the case, instead of taking care of Rekha’s health and paying compensation.
As there is a possibility of Rekha becoming a permanent disable, the department should provide her with a job, they demanded.

Though Virajpet taluk Assistant Executive Engineer Rangaswamy received the memorandum and promised that the issue will be brought to the notice of the higher authorities, villagers were not ready to withdraw the protest. Following this, Executive Engineer Divakar visited the spot and assured that the department will pay the hospital bill of Rekha and compensation will be paid adequately.

Further, talking about the losely connected live electric wires at Srimangala, which caused the accident, Divakar said that it requires about 80 electric poles to make it proper. The work will be completed in a month, he said adding that the work will be handed over to private agencies.

Later, Divakar visited the Community Health Centre in Kutta and consoled Rekha.
Sarvajanika Hitarakshana Samiti President Ajjamada Kattimandaiah led the protest.
DH News Service

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