The BDA has given Mangala, a cheque of ₹25 lakh to Mangala’s son Karthik. It has also promised to compensate other beneficiaries, who had lost their houses for the underpass being constructed on the ring road near Kantheerava Studio.

 

Mangala had lost a complex of three floors spread across 1,350 sqft. I was running the family with the help of rent we collected from this complex. But the government acquired the land three years ago, but did not care to give any compensation, as promised.

 

Tired after running from pillar to post requesting the authorities concerned to release the compensation money, Mangala on Monday tried to commit suicide in front of the BDA office at Kumarakripa, by consuming poison. Immediately she was admitted to a private hospital and is out of danger now.

 

Bengaluru Urban Development Minister KJ George met Mangala in the hospital and told her that the soon government will take a decision on keeping the land acquired.

 

Following attempt to suicide by Mangala, the BDA has promised to clear her compensation dues by Friday. Also, officers promised to give the compensation money to the other 17 affected by the underpass.