Kochi City faced by the ration card office in front of the housewife suicide. The suicide attempt was in protest of the non-conversion of the APL card into a BPL card. The locals blocked the attempt of the housewife from Mattancherry to set fire by pouring kerosene in front of the officer. The incident took place this afternoon. The housewife poured kerosene and rushed to the room of the ration officer in Kochi. While the match was being lit, the locals ran away and knocked it down.
They made a living by doing housework. However, in the wake of the Kovid outbreak, they were unable to go home to work and could not afford to buy food from the Apple Card. Following this, they had applied to change the APL card to a BPL card. For this, they had gone to the ration office for days. However, the suicide attempt was in protest of the indecision.
But the ration officer’s explanation in this regard is as follows. More than 500 applications have been received for the conversion of APL cards to BPL cards. Applications from October 2019 will be considered. The housewife had applied two months ago. The ration officer also said that action has been taken on their card.