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Frustrated Over Red-Tape: Man who attempted self immolation in Nuapada, dies; Tehsildar Suspended

The man who had attempted self immolation in front of the tehsil office and succumbed to burn injuries in Nuapada district of Odisha, the tehsildar was placed under suspension by the State government.

Reports suggest that, the self-immolation bid took place in front of the Tehsil office in Nuapada over land-related problems.

Jagdish, who attempted suicide in front of the Tehshilar’s office on Thursday, breathed his last at the VIMSAR Hospital in Burla at 11.00 pm last night during treatment.

As per reports, the victim had been seeking permission for settlement of 3.12 acre land, inherited from his father Atmaram Harijan, under section 22 of Odisha Land Reforms (OLR) Act, 1960. He had been pursuing the case since January last year during which then sub-collector Tarinisen Nayak had directed tehsildar Debendra Rout to verify the land. But as per Chauhan’s claims, the tehsildar had been sitting on the case. This reportedly caused much distress and led Chauhan to take the extreme step

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