Fire at Leelavathi’s farm house

BANGALORE: A fire broke out at veteran actress Leelavathi’s farm house in Mylanahalli in Nelamangala on Sunday around 12.30 pm. Teak wood and other agricultural products were damaged in the in

Published: 20th February 2012 09:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:59 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: A fire broke out at veteran actress Leelavathi’s farm house in Mylanahalli in Nelamangala on Sunday around 12.30 pm. Teak wood and other agricultural products were damaged in the incident, the police said.

Though the fire department officials maintained that it was an accidental fire, Leelavathi and her son-actor Vinod Raj alleged that miscreants were behind the incident.

The fire was initially noticed near the fencing of the farm house and it soon spread to adjacent farm house.

It is said before the fire tenders reached the spot, Vinod Raj along with neighbours had doused the fire.

The fire rage was on till 2.30 pm.

Speaking to Express, Leelavathi said that it was the third time in a span of one year that fire mishap was reported in the farm house.

“We are shocked and don’t know who are trying to ruin us.

Even the police are not helping us.

During the previous incidents also, the police did not investigate the case.

Even today, they told us that they would look into the matter.

We have lost hope,” she lamented.

On February 11, last year, fire mishap had taken place in the farm house.

Woman Sets Self on Fire, Dies

Being unable to bear alleged dowry harassment by her husband, a 24-year-old woman ended her life by setting herself ablaze at an under construction building in second main of Defence Colony in Indiranagar police station limits on Sunday around 2.30 pm.

The deceased has been identified as Aiyavva alias Sujatha, who was married to Eshappa about five years back.

The couple, who was working at an under construction building, hailed from Yadgir district and they had two children.

Presently, they were staying at a temporary shed at the construction site’s premises.

The police said that Eshappa allegedly harassed his wife for dowry.

Also, he never used to send her to her parents’ house since marriage and objected if she spoke to them.

The couple fought over these issues often, they said.

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