Mysuru: Man losing hand in Veerappan's attack awaits government help


Daijiworld Media Network - Mysuru (SP)

Mysuru, Jul 9: A person lost one of his hands after a bullet fired by forest brigand and poacher, the now-deceased Veerappan, who was a notorious murderer, pierced through it. He has been waiting for government help. The person who lost his hand happens to be Gaffar from Punajanur near B R Hills near here.

Gafar, 65, says that he lost his hand in a gun attack launched by Veerappan, notorious for poaching elephant tusks, on August 9, 1996. He said that on that day, two people from Tamil Nadu had visited his house. They introduced themselves to be policemen. "When I offered them a seat in the verandah and was moving into the house, Veerappan suddenly made an appearance. He targeted me with his SLR gun and fired shots. The bullets hit my shoulder and fingers. I immediately fell down with my face down and held my breath. That is why I survived," he explained to the media.

After the attack, the gang went away. Gaffar was admitted into K R Hospital at Mysuru. The government footed his hospital bills. After returning from there he started a small business to restart his life but could not do much. Because of the problem of his hand, he could not work hard. He is aged, and health has not been good. He says he is getting Rs 1,200 by way of monthly pension and free bus pass but wonders how far these things can help him to lead a meaningful life.

"I borrowed Rs 25,000 for treating my heart problem. Now I am suffering from coronavirus infection. I am unable to move about. My wife, Fatimabi, suffers from diabetes. Chief minister Yediyurappa, has been helping many in his own way. We too would have led a comfortable life if he had helped us too in a similar way," he said with tears in his eyes.

 

  

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  • suhail, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    You don't need to Beg with Government, there are many muslims organisations who has helped so many without seeing caste or creed and arabs will solve ur problem in 24 hrs, just share your account o and bank details here.... Remember last time when police killed 2 innocent souls in the name of NRC in Mangalore, Muslim organisation collected and Gave 2 crore rupees to the deceased

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  • Max, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    Really sad to hear this story. The same way H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri, you too are absolutely correct. Yeah, there should not be religion in this, but .... what to say.

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  • Save my India, India.

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    I find it disgusting reading religious comments by certain people here.
    What has this innocent man got to do with the crimes of others?
    Do not forget that he too is a fellow Indian, and above all, an helpless aging human too.
    If the country will teach humanity to people, we will not see these people struggling, leave alone communal minded criminals.
    Jai Hind!!!!

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    Very true. These pure communals are hunting for the articles bearing with minority reports. You will not find them on the articles like terrorist Vikas Dube .

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  • Prasanna, Vittal

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    After seeing this news article, from 1996 onward he is waiting for government help. Then one thing clear is that from 1996 to 2020 so many government came but no help from any government.

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  • vishal, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    Rs 10000/- and 10 mtr white color dress material.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    Vishal,
    Kindly stop being Rude ...

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    Yedi promise during election towards lingayat community not yet fulfilled.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    He should try changing his name to Raman ...

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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    Honest officer big salute state & central gov't both should have to takecare like these officers .

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Jul 9 2020

    Professor T. Joseph, from Kerala, hands were chopped, by Islamist diabolic radicals, has been denied justice !!!!!

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Jul 9 2020

    Gaffarbai, hands were chopped off by alleged Veerapan.. We condemn this inhuman, heinous attack !!! What about the chopping the hands of Professor T. Joseph, by Islamist fundamentalists ???? Has any individual or organizations, ever condemned this brutal, barbaric, witch hunt, in the name of a medieval civilization, which was perpetuated in the middle east, Arab nations, be justified in India !!!!!!!!

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  • M.S.D, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 10 2020

    You have guts then go and Ask in Supreme Court.!!

    Do not foul play with other cases.!!

    He is sharing his feelings and difficulties for survival.!!

    You don’t need to ask him or he didn’t ask u.!!

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