Family of farmer who killed himself seek police protection

Published: 24th August 2016 05:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2016 05:22 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: A senior police officer on Tuesday visited the family of farmer Shivanna, who committed suicide on Sunday, at Gavinagamangala in Magadi taluk and recorded their statements.

The 52-year-old farmer had ended his life by consuming poison. In his suicide note, he blamed the son of DG&IGP Om Prakash for abetment of suicide and a couple of police officers before his death.

In their statement to the police officer, the family asked for protection as Shivanna had named some influential people in his suicide note.

Speaking to Express, Shivanna’s daughter Mamatha said, “Circle inspector Nandish recorded the statements of my mother and brother. We need police protection as my father was facing threats to life. If anything happens to our family, Lokesh and his family will be responsible,” she said.

“We also asked the police officer to take action against Lokesh and his wife, who assaulted my father as they are responsible for his death,” she added.

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