One more dies of injuries while escaping lathicharge; toll now 2
Bengaluru, Sep 13, 2016 (PTI): One more person died of injuries he suffered while escaping police lathicharge, as sporadic protests were today reported in the city, where an uneasy calm prevailed, and other parts of Karnataka, a day after Bengaluru was rocked by violence over the raging Cauvery water sharing row with Tamil Nadu.
The toll in the Cauvery stir related violence rose to two with a 30-year old man, who had jumped in panic from a three- storey building while trying to escape police lathicharge, succumbed to multiple injuries this afternoon.
“Kumar, about 30 years old, has died. He was brought to our hospital at 9:30 last night in a critical stage.He is said to have jumped from third floor of a building as he was trying to escape from a lathicharge yesterday,” Dr Giridhar, Managing Director of Lakshmi Multi-Speciality Hospital, told PTI.
“He had several injuries on his body like head, facial and pelvic. Both his legs were also fractured,” he said.
One person was killed and another injured in police firing in the country’s IT capital yesterday after sudden eruption of widespread violence, escalating tensions between the two states.
Curfew, imposed late last night, continued to remain in force in 16 police station limits of the city which is under prohibitory orders till September 14.
A bus that was half burnt yesterday was torched once again today near New Timber layout and another vehicle was also set on fire near Tigalarapalya.
Both had Tamil Nadu registration number plates.
Police lobbed tear gas at Hegganahalli and Pattegarapalaya as protesters tried to burn tyres on the streets, defying curfew.
Police are also conducting combing operations in several sensitive areas and dispersing crowds that are gathering.
Senior police officials said curfew would continue until further orders and would be reviewed this evening.
Sporadic protests have been reported in different parts of the state like Mandya, Chitradurga, Ramanagara and Mysuru.
In Chitradurga, a lorry bearing Tamil Nadu registration number was burnt, while in Ramanagara protesters held demonstrations in front of a farmhouse that reportedly belongs to a daughter of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.