VELLORE: Collector R Nanthagopal received around 614 petitions from the public seeking financial aid, free pattas, ration cards and community certificates during the public Grievances Day meeting held at his office here on Monday.
The Collector forwarded the petitions to the respective departments for necessary steps. He handed over a weighing machine to a visually-challenged person on behalf of the Indian Red Cross Society. District Revenue Officer K Manivannan and other officials were also present in the meeting.
A 21-year-old woman M Priya(21) came to the Collectorate with kerosene to set herself afire. But, she was caught during the check by the police.
Inquiry revealed that she had been cheated by her husband Munusamy. She had got married three years ago and has a two-year-old boy. Now her husband planned to marry another woman. Seeking a solution through the intervention of the district administration, Priya submitted a petition to the Collector.
Nanthagopal accepted her petition and warned her not to take such an extreme step. The incident triggered panic among other petitioners, who came to attend the Grievance Day meeting.
Last week, a woman had immolated herself in the Collectorate due to a land dispute and succumbed to burns.