Environmentalist ends life over 'corruption' in PDS in Davanagere

Davanagere, Sep 20 (IANS): A 68-year-old environmentalist allegedly ended his life over "corruption" in Public Distribution Shops (PDS) in the district on Tuesday.

Felicitated by the state government with Rajyotsava Award, Veerachari had pledged that if justice is not delivered on the said issue, he will end his life by hanging himself.

Agitated over the incident, nature lovers and local residents staged a protest and blocked the road. They demanded that the district commissioner should come to the spot and conduct a probe.

Harihara Rural police have rushed to the spot and are controlling the situation.

According to local residents, Veerachari has hung to the very tree which he planted and nursed over decades.

Earlier, Veerachari had claimed that food items in PDS shops were not being distributed to marginalised sections of society.

He had been protesting against the local ration shops since a long time and said that he would end his life if justice is not delivered. An audio about it has also gone viral.

He used to grace all programmes in the regions with four tree saplings and create awareness about increasing green cover.

He had planted and grown thousands of trees for four decades.

Veerachari hailed from Middlakatte village. He used to run a goods auto for livelihood and in that vehicle, he carried tree saplings.

He used to plant and distribute saplings wherever he went.






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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 20 2022

    Corruption only exists in non BJP ruled states. BJP ruled states & central government are non corrupt. We invite non BJP MLAs & MPs to join BJP & wash their misdeeds BJP is a havey duety washing machine.

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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 20 2022

    A VERY SAD DAY TO HEAR THIS FOR WHOLE KARNATAKA ---- DESPITE BEING FELICITATED FOR ALL HARD WORK --SERVICE RENDERED ---__ LIFE HAS TO END IN TOTAL FRUSTRATION ----- Only film actors like Akshay kumar get attention from PM and down the line in ruling dispensation only celebrities ------ More and more SUIT BOOT KI ---SARAKARA -- happening --- NOW ADD LOOT BOOT KI SARKAR ---- Don't pay loans from banks and run off -- ---- bank write-offs -- highest -- almost @ 20 lakh crores last 8 years-----

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 20 2022

    BJP 40% commission is getting out of control even to the extent of frustrated people taking their own life. After the next state elections Lokayuktha should investigate all BJP MLA’S for disproportionate income.

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  • Prakash, Dubai

    Tue, Sep 20 2022

    Feku maharaj is busy in clicking Cheeta pictures. And real environmentalist committing suicide. Jai mona.

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  • Sarvanabhavana Purushotham, Murukaveri DK.

    Tue, Sep 20 2022

    BJP says its corruption free company but there is no way for truth in BJP, So many liars are accumulating property, wealth and free ration which meant for poor in one word @ cost of poor they are making theirs good.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Sep 20 2022

    too good a person to live in corrupt third world country....do not be Satya Harischandra...those are bygone days now...be street smart....eet ka jawab pathar se do...only then it will work...if you want to be saint..you will end up like this..or else wear kavi and do how muruga sharana has done...

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