Clubhouse, forest, hut destroyed in separate arson attacks by miscreants
Udupi/Mangaluru, Jan 27: In three separate incidents, miscreants set fire to a forest, clubhouse and shack in three different places in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts causing huge damage.
In Udyavara near Kunjathoor in Manjeshwar district, miscreants allegedly set fire to a clubhouse maintained by J M Friends on the side of Udyavara road. The miscreants are also alleged to have set fire to some timber wood that had been kept next to the clubhouse.
It is said that the clubhouse located on the upper level of a building was set on fire by pouring kerosene, and most items including carrom board and other things stored in the clubhouse were also burnt in the fire.
A police team from Manjeshwar has begun investigation in this regard.
Shack burnt in Sullia taluk
In another incident, a shack on the side of the road in Devarakana in Ivarnadu village in Sullia taluk was set fire by miscreants.
The shack owned by Chandravati was set fire when she was not in the shack. Although the fire service department was informed, by the time the personnel arrived, all the items inside the shack had been burnt.
Chandravati has lodged a complaint in this regard in Sullia police station. In this regard, police had questioned a person named Yennur Ramesh.
Forest set fire in Belapu
Miscreants are also said to have set fire to a forest in Belapu gram panchayat limits. It is said that the fire had been started earlier and had been raging for four days before the fire service personnel succeeded in extinguishing the fire before it could ravage further.
The locals have urged stringent punishment to the miscreants who sparked the fire.