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Mangaluru: Panchayat member spills hot water on RTI activist

Mangaluru: Panchayat member spills hot water on RTI activist
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A woman gram panchayat member spilled hot water on an RTI activist after he exposed off an deformity in the construction of her house under a government housing scheme, in Ujire, here on Tuesday The victim, identified as Balasubramanya Bhat 40, is a resident of Ujire and is currently undergoing medical treatment at a private hospital for burn injuries

MANGALURU: A woman gram panchayat member spilled hot water on an RTI activist after he exposed off an deformity in the construction of her house under a government housing scheme, in Ujire, here on Tuesday. The victim, identified as Balasubramanya Bhat (40), is a resident of Ujire and is currently undergoing medical treatment at a private hospital for burn injuries.

According to police, the victim had reported a complaint against gram panchayat member Vinutha for not constructing her house as per Housing Scheme rules. The complaint files had reached Belthangady taluk office for enquiry.

On Tuesday, executive officer, case worker and Bhat had gone to Vinutha’s house for a spot inspection. When the team arrived at her house in Ujire, Vinutha splashed hot water on Bhat. He was rushed to a private hospital.Belthangady police said they would book the accused under Indian Penal Code 324 for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.

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