BENGALURU: Following protests from several residents’ groups over its location, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demolished an under-construction public toilet near Town Hall. Residents had protested as the toilet was being contructed next to a statue of Kittur Rani Chennamma, the warrior queen. They also alleged that the spot was actually a public road.When the issue came to the notice of mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun, she immediately ordered officials concerned to stop work and to pull down whatever had been built. “The structure was demolished on Friday. We will clear the debris in a day or two,” said a senior BBMP official. Members of Bangalore Residents Welfare and Civic Association, who had made a representation to the mayor, thanked Gangambike for her intervention. Association president Keshava Kumara N said, “Rani Chennamma is regarded as one of the first rulers to rebel against the British. The Kannada and culture department organises several events including Kittur Utsav to honour the warrior queen every year. It was sad to see a toilet coming up near next to her statue.” Another association member said an e-toilet already exists near Town Hall and is being used by the public. “We don’t see any necessity for a new toilet,” the member said.