One of the thousand odd houses that would be soon torn down in Bengaluru belongs to Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar, who is an Army Martyr.
Lt Col Niranjan India Times
His family is devastated by the development and says that a soldier who died for the country deserves more consideration.
Meanwhile, the officials who are set to demolish the house say it is necessary as setting up of these drains as it would save the city from the sort of flooding it saw recently.
The officials further added that though the family has their sympathies, sparing one home was really not an option.
Over the last three days, over 100 encroachment houses have been razed in Bengaluru so as to clear outlets for rain water.