Man protests atop tree to bring back wife in Karnataka’s Kudligi taluka | Hubballi News – Times of India


BALLARI: A 40-year-old man climbed a coconut tree and sat on the top for about eight hours in Dasobanahalli Gollarahatti village of Kudligi taluk, demanding that his wife be reunited with him. Villagers said the woman had left him five years ago after frequent quarrels.
Doddappa climbed the tree around 3pm on Tuesday and refused to come down, chastising villagers for failing to resolve the family dispute and bring his wife home. He said it has been difficult for him all these years, taking care of the house and three sons. Over the next eight hours, villagers and Doddappa’s sons stood below, requesting and coaxing him to relent. Doddappa, however, insisted that he would come down only if his wife returned.

Villagers said Doddappa had married twice and it was his second wife who left him. His first married a cousin who went to her maternal home 20 years ago as she was not able to conceive. “His second wife left for her mother’s home in Shivapura Gollarahatti five years ago after repeated fights with him,” a villager said.
As their requests fell on deaf ears, villagers informed Kanahosahalli police in the evening.
PSI H Nagaraj rushed to the spot by 8pm and assured Doddappa that his wife would be brought back. Police managed to bring Doddappa’s wife three hours later and convinced him to come down with the help of fire and emergency services personnel.
Nagaraj said police did not receive any complaint. “We conducted a meeting late night in the presence of village elders and convinced both husband and wife to live together. Both have agreed to reconcile in the interest of their sons,” he said.

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