He had made several complaints about harassment too

Karnataka farmer commits suicide leaves video blaming DGPs son and other police officials
news Suicide Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 11:18

A 60-year-old farmer from Ramanagara district, who reportedly committed suicide, named Karnataka DGP Om Prakash’s son Kartikesh, DySP Lakshmiganesh and other police officials responsible for his decision to take his own life, in a video confession. 

The deceased, Shivanna, resident of Gavinagamangala village in Magadi Taluk consumed poison on Sunday over a property dispute on a piece of land belonging to his brother, Lokesh.
He passed away on Monday in Bengaluru's Victoria Hospital, where he was taking treatment. 

Lokesh and the DGP's son were partners in a stone crushing business and Lokesh used his influence in the case.

The farmer also named, Raja, Thimmappa and Shiva (locals), who allegedly stripped his wife in the middle of the road.  However, no action was taken against them either. They also allegedly harassed his son and filed false cases against him.

In the video, Shivanna said that he had filed various complaints but the police failed to act on it. There was no progress in the investigation. He also approached the government for help, and despite media reports on it, there was no help offered.

He alleged that he and his family were being threatened by a man called Narayanappa. He had filed a complaint about the threats but he received no help from anybody.

A case has been filed by Shivanna’s son at Magadi police station in Ramanagara.

In response to the farmer’s allegations, DGP Om Prakash on Monday said that he was not aware of the case against his son. He also said that his son was abroad for the last two weeks and was not aware of it.


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