Man dies, encroachment drive stopped

Staff Correspondent

BIJAPUR: Authorities on Wednesday suspended "clear encroachment drive" after a man in the operation area died of cardiac arrest.

The name of the deceased has been given as Gurulingappa Sharanappa Gudur (60) of Shikarkhana Colony.

The authorities had reportedly informed that his house was on encroached land and that it would be demolished. On Wednesday, when the demolition squad came along with earthmovers into his lane, he reportedly collapsed of cardiac arrest.

Tension prevailed when a large number of people gathered at the house of the deceased.

They made the demolition squad retreat