Mysuru, A young man has allegedly cut down more than 850 arecanut trees belonging to the father of a girl he wanted to marry, after the father had refused his proposal.
The incident took place on Tuesday night in Kademanuganahalli in Hunsur taluk in Mysuru district. The trees in the two acre arecanut plantation belonging to K. Venkatesh, son of Krishna Gowda were cut down. In the morning, Venkatesh discovered the damage to his farm and filed a complaint with the police. The police have registered a case and are investigating.
Venkatesh said that he had earlier agreed to marry his daughter to the young man, but had changed his mind after learning that he was involved in vices. The young man is said to be angry with Venkatesh for refusing to marry his daughter and has taken revenge by cutting down the nut trees.
The villagers have demanded that the accused be arrested and punished. They have also expressed concern that the incident will lead to more such attacks on farmers. The police have said that they are taking the matter seriously and will soon arrest the accused. They have also assured the villagers that they will take steps to prevent such incidents from happening in the future