Monday, January 16, 2006
Assault on Police Personnel of Vittla Police Station.
Today on, 16-01-06 at 11.45 AM on the request of the Bantwal Taluk Surveyor Sri B S Prakash, Head Constable Ragava and Police Constable Gopal of Vittal PS, were sent on duty along with the surveyor to Kollnadu Village of Bantwal Taluk, to provide protection during the conduct of land survey. While the lands belonging to one Monappa Poojary and Smt Jayanthi were being surveyed , at about 13.15 PM Smt Girija ( sister of Smt Jayanthi ) and her husband Vittal Shetty, who had a dispute with Smt Jayanthi regarding the land being surveyed, rushed to the spot with sharp weapons and Vittal Shetty struck the surveyor on the shoulder and back, injuring him with superficial incised wounds. HC Ragava who was nearby rushed to the rescue and came in between the assailants and the surveyor thereby receiving several blows with the sickle on the head and shoulder with grievous injuries. People gathered nearby rushed to the rescue of HC Ragava and shifted him immediately to the Government Hospital Vittal from where he was shifted to Mangala Nursing Home, Mangalore. The condition of HC Ragava is stable and is undergoing treatment. If not for the bold and selfless action of the head constable, serious injuries would have been inflicted on the surveyor. Both the accused Vittal Shetty and Girija fled from the scene along with the measuring chain and files of the surveyor. Girija was later secured and taken to custody while Vittal Shetty is absconding. It is learnt that Smt Jayanthi and Smt Girija had both applied for a piece of land under Tenancy Act and the dispute arose when the land was sanctioned to Smt. Jayanthi . A case has been taken up under Vittal PS Cr No : 03/2006 U/s 397, 332, 333, 353, 307, 504, 506 R/w 34 I.P.C . Efforts are on to secure the second accused Vittal Shetty.