Town residents give officials a taste of their own medicine

Angry Koppla locals lower officials into massive pothole after man falls into it
news Monday, July 04, 2016 - 19:10

Angry residents of Koppal town lowered municipal engineers into a water-logged ditch after a motorist fell into it early on Monday morning.

A retired solider named Mallappa who was riding his scooter on Kote Road fell into the ditch along with the vehicle early on Monday morning. The ditch was formed when a portion of the ongoing underground drainage (UGD) work on the road collapsed and filled with water.

Bystanders immediately rushed to Mallappa’s aid and lifted both him and the scooter out immediately. Mallappa sustained minor injuries but angered local people lowered two engineers who arrived on the spot.

In a video clipping, angry local people Junior Engineer Sunil and another engineer were lowered into the ditch. People held their arms and lowered them into the ditch so that their feet and calves were covered with muck, before lifting them out.

Local people say that work for the underground drainage has been going on for years with no results except roads dug up all over the town. 


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