With Mallana Sagar suicide there's blood on the government's hands: Ryots
SANGAREDDY: It’s murder, not suicide, say Mallanna Sagar oustees, on the death of farmer Bacchali Narsaiah (70), adding the government has blood on its hands. For the sake of the project, a life has been lost, villagers allege.
Villagers say Narsaiah (70) from Pallepahad village of Thoguta mandal was worried that his village will be submerged and was thinking about his future. On Wednesday, he was a part of protests and in the evening he hung himself.
He was shifted to Gandhi Hospital for treatment and on Thursday morning he died. Villagers from Pallepahad, Erravelli, Vemulaghat said that Mallanna Sagar had taken the life of Narsaiah. Leaders from BJP, TDP reached Gandhi Hospital after the news spread and comforted Narsaiah’s wife and daughter. Narsaiah is survived by his wife and daughter.
Mallanna Sagar Porata Samithi convener Bhasker said Narsaiah has half acre land and a small house in Pallepahad village. He was worried that after the acquisition the compensation paid by the government would not be sufficient for paying off the debts incurred for his daughter’s marriage and agriculture.
Tirupathi Reddy from the same village alleged that six people had died of heart stroke in Vemulaghat village. Educationists from the submerged villages say the attitude of the government on Mallanna Sagar could lead to more deaths. Educated villagers are severely criticising the government on social media.
Congress senior leader and former minister Marri Shashidhar Reddy appealed to the government to rethink the project.
BJP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy demanded the registration of a case against Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao making him responsible for the suicide committed by the farmer in Pallepahad. On Thursday, he visited Vemulaghat village.