Warangal: A farmer attempted suicide inside the mandal revenue office (MRO) at Narsimhulapet in Mahbubabad district on Wednesday. The farmer who had lost his land due to a mistake in the land records’ updation process threatened to commit suicide and climbed the first floor of the building.
The farmer attempted to take the extreme step over alleged injustice from revenue officials who registered his 11 acres of land in someone else's name in the digital records of the revenue department.
Buddha Biksham, a resident of Padamati Gudem village, says he owns 11.33 acres of land on survey number 1103, which he has been farming for several years. He found out recently that his land was registered in another person’s name. He made repeated visits to the revenue offices and appealed to the officers to rectify the mistake and record his land under his name.
He claimed that the officials did not help him despite multiple requests for months. Hence, he decided to commit suicide. Family members and neighbours present there stopped him. The police took him into custody and conducted a counselling session. Mandal revenue officer Madhavi said the land was updated as per the directions of her seniors. However, after the farmer’s complaint, the ownership of the land was put on hold and marked as disputed land. Biksham demanded the officials to immediately enquire into the matter and hand his land back to him.