Faced with house demolition, B’luru couple threatens self-immolation

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BENGALURU: Amid the anti-encroachment drive, a pair on Wednesday threatened to set themselves ablaze in a bid to stop the BBMP authorities from demolishing their home right here.

The BBMP has been finishing up the drive in opposition to properties encroaching stormwater drains (SWDs) in Bengaluru.

In keeping with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officers, the home had been recognized as encroaching upon the SWD throughout the current survey and a discover had been served to its homeowners.

The incident occurred within the KR Puram locality the place the couple, Sunil and Sona Singh, reside.

The couple, who’re personal agency staff within the metropolis, poured petrol on themselves and threatened to set themselves ablaze when the BBMP officers reached their home which allegedly encroached a SWD by two meters.

The police and the BBMP officers splashed the couple with buckets of water and in addition used water hoses to spray water at excessive stress. The couple have been detained by the KR Puram police for a quick time frame.

In keeping with the native police officers, the couple have been distraught as they’d constructed the home by availing a mortgage and have been within the strategy of repaying it.

Ever since heavy rainfall resulted in huge flooding in some elements of the town in September, the authorities have been following up with anti-encroachment drives in opposition to constructions blocking the SWDs.

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