About 100 women from Veppadai, Anna Nagar, and Gandhi Nagar in Yelanthakuttai panhchayat, thronged the Collectorate here on Friday and petitioned the Collector seeking construction of public toilets in their locality.

“We have made repeated requests to our panchayat over the years. Till November 2012 we were using the open area near our village. Now its owner has fenced it,” they said.

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