7 years ago, life came to a standstill when Sujatha, a daily wage labourer from Telanagana’s Mahabubnagar lost her husband. The misery further aggravated when her house collapsed due to heavy rains almost 4 years back.
Since then, Sujatha has been cooking, sleeping and very much living inside a government built toilet with nowhere else to go.
30-year-old Sujatha who happens to be the sole breadwinner of the house has placed a slab to cover the Indian-style commode in the toilet in order to put the cooking stove on it.
When the weather is pleasant she and her mother in law sleep outside the bathroom, while her children aged 7 and 10 sleep inside of it.
Referring to CM K. Chandrashekar Rao’s promise before the 2014 assembly elections of giving 2.8 lakh houses to the economically weaker sections for free, the daily wage laborer who belongs to the SC community believes that the government has not fulfilled its promises.
As a result, KCR and his party have been repeatedly criticized for their failure of delivering the promises.
Reportedly, after much outrage over the issue, the sarpanch decided to build a house for Sujatha’s family at the same place, next to the toilet. However, the family claims that they are still staying in the toilet.