Andhra Farmer Attempts Suicide Over Land Dispute, In Police Custody

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A farmer attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday over a land dispute with the village officials at Dokulapadu village of Narasannapeta Mandal in Andhra Pradesh

Written By Pritesh Kamath | Mumbai | Updated On:

A farmer, Allu Jaganmohan Rao attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday over a land dispute with the village officials at Dokulapadu village of Narasannapeta Mandal. The farmer tried to immolate himself by pouring petrol over himself while in a meeting on a government scheme named Rytu Bharosa was underway.

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Sub-Inspector of Narasannapeta, Satyanarayana while sharing details of the incident informed ANI that Rao was furious over the alleged inaction on his complaint. Rao complained about the removal of the drain that passed from his agricultural land.

"He (Allu Jaganmohan Rao) has agricultural land in which village officials built a drain in 2017. He says that his requests for removal of the drain were not heard off. Today, there was a meeting at the village secretariat in which a government scheme named Rytu Bharosa was discussed. The farmer came to know that the village secretary and others are coming to attend the meeting, so he too barged into it. He poured petrol on himself and tried to commit suicide," the official said. While the farmer attempted to self-immolate, some of the fuel was also spilled on the village secretary and others. However, the farmer was over-powered by others. Following the incident, he was taken into custody. "The officials have alleged that the farmer attempted to kill them too. The farmer is now in their custody. They will file a case and investigate the matter," the officials said. 

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Abdullahpurmet tragedy

On November 4, a woman tax officer was burnt alive by a man in her office at nearby Abdullapurmet in broad daylight on Monday over some suspected land dispute. Two other office staff were also injured as they tried to rescue her. A senior official said the attacker also suffered burns in the gruesome attack on the tax officer Vijaya Reddy who died on the spot. 

The attacker identified as Suresh poured petrol on her and set here afire due to an alleged land dispute. He is in the supervision of police, he suffered 50-60% burns and is undergoing treatment in a hospital.

(With ANI inputs)

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