BANGALORE: Many fruits and vegetable traders on Arcot Srinivas Char Street protested against their eviction without providing temporary rehabilitation here on Thursday.
About 2,000 square metres of land has been acquired by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) to build the Chickpet underground station under the North-South corridor of Namma Metro. The building in question, among other things, houses over 80 shops which do business in fruits, vegetables and other commodities. Tension prevailed for a while over compensation till the police intervened and pacified the protesters.
The unnatural death of a 30-year-old man in Sriramapura on Monday has now turned out to be a murder.
Srinivas had told his brother before he died that he had injured himself with a knife. Accordingly the Malleswaram police had registered a case of unnatural death.
“But when looked at the injury, we got suspicious,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) H.S. Revanna. The police questioned friends who were with him on the day of the incident. “We came to know there was a quarrel, which led to the attack. Srinivas had concealed this from his family.”
The police arrested Dharani, a resident of Sriramapura, who is in the cable TV business. They are looking for the others.