The Story Of A Former Thief Who Looted 250 Houses Is Now Fighting For Shelter For Homeless

The Logical Indian

May 9th, 2016

Source: Times Of India | Image Courtesy: dmcdn vijaykarnataka.indiatimes

Shigli Basyaa has a history of looting over 250 houses for a period of over four decades. He has been in and out of jail multiple times. However, the infamous thief from Karnataka is now once again rising to fame, but this time for the right reasons.

Today, Bazyaa is traveling from door to door seeking forgiveness from all those who were looted by him. He is also fighting for the cause of providing shelter for homeless people in Bengaluru’s Freedom Park.

As per a report by Times Of India, the change of heart happened when Basyaa found that more than 2.3 acres of his ancestral land was taken away by his brothers, depriving him of his due share. He protested and the gram panchayat agreed to provide a house to him, but the locals protested. Following this incident, he took up the cause of all homeless people and decided to fight for their right to shelter.

During his imprisonment, Basyaa studied law and fought his own cases, seeking acquittal. He was acquitted of all theft charges, except a few cases of assault. He has alleged that the police recovered everything from his thefts but did not return them to their respective owners. Since then, he has walked a distance of over 450 kms with a tricolour and a rucksack seeking forgiveness at the doorsteps of everyone he had looted.

 

 

 

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