Neighbors burn woman alive!
BANGALORE: A petty fight between neighbors over a clothesline flared up into a confrontation with an elderly woman, her two sons and a daughter allegedly setting a woman on fire, in North Bangalore on Thursday night. Ravikala Anjanappa, 28, a housekeeping staffer at MS Ramaiah Hospital, lived in Janata Colony, Soladevanahalli, off Tumkur Road. Ravikala’s elder brother, Ravi Kumar, who was also attacked, is recovering in hospital. Police have launched a manhunt for the four assailants — domestic help Munithayamma, her sons Murali M and Manja M, and daughter Roopa M. Ravikala is survived by her husband, trucker Anjanapppa, and two sons aged 11 and 7. Munithyamamma live in the lane behind Ravikala’s house. The two women often fought over the latter’s clothesline blocking the pathway to Munithayamma’s house. Trouble erupted on Thursday evening when Ravikala was hanging up clothes on the line. According to Ravikumar, “Munithayamma lost her cool when she saw Ravikala drying clothes. She came out of her house and shouted at Ravikala, who went ahead with her job.” Later, around 8.30pm, Munithayamma’s children returned home and the neighbours began arguing again. “Munithayamma, Murali, Manja and Roopa attacked my sister with a wooden log. Hearing her screams, I rushed out but was attacked by them. Murali and Manja brought kerosene from inside and poured it on Ravikala as Munithayamma and Roopa set her ablaze,” Ravi Kumar told police. He threw water on Ravikala and doused the fire, but she had died by then. Murali, Manja and Roopa are daily wage labourers, DCP (North) Sandeep Patil told TOI. ———- SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA