Neyyatinkara incident: Tahsildar’s report claims that disputed land belonged to Vasantha

The report confirms Vasantha’s claim that she had bought the land from Sugandhi, the former holder of the land who had earlier purchased it from S Sukumaran Nair — the original title deed owner
Neyyatinkara incident: Tahsildar’s report claims that disputed land belonged to Vasantha

In his report submitted to Thiruvananthapuram District Collector Navjot Khosa, Neyyatinkara Tahsildar Ajaya Kumar has informed that the three and a half cents of disputed land where deceased Rajan and his family had lived were purchased by Vasantha, the neighbour who had filed a complaint against Rajan for encroachment. The report even noted that Vasantha holds the receipt of tax payment for the land.

The report confirms Vasantha’s claim that she had bought the land from Sugandhi, the former owner of the land who had purchased it from S Sukumaran Nair — the original title deed owner. Moreover, the report strikes down allegations levelled by Rajan’s children that the land, adjacent to the six cents on which Vasantha’s house stands, was not revenue land. However, it seems like Rajan was misled by incorrect information.

According to reports, Rajan was said to have documents showing title deed of the land in the names of S Sukumaran Nair, K Kamalakshi, and K Vimala. He believed that the title deed holders had deserted the land after receiving some legal opinion. However, the taluk office had not informed him what the Tahsildar had discovered now. It is now clear that Vasantha had purchased the land in her grandson’s name and the Tahsildar confirms that the sale deed is legal.

Earlier, businessman Bobby Chemmanur had purchased the land from Vasantha for Rajan’s children. However, the children rejected his offer claiming that Vasantha cheated him with fake documents.

On December 22, Rajan and Ambili, who was residing near the Nettathottam colony in Pongil, attempted to set themselves on fire when the Lawyer’s Commission and police tried to evict them from their house based on a court order. Aiming to deter the cops, Rajan held Ambili close to him and poured petrol over the both of them. When the police tried to foil the suicide threat, the fire from the lighter in Rajan’s hand spread all over the couple, and they suffered severe burn injuries.

However, while undergoing treatment at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, Rajan, who suffered over 50 per cent burn, succumbed to his injuries on December 27 and Ambili, who was in critical condition, passed away on December 28.

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