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Kannada scholar and Hampi University vice-chancellor MM Kalburgi shot dead in Dharwad

Dharwad: Former vice-chancellor of Hampi University MM Kalburgi was shot dead at his Kalyanagar residence here this morning by unidentified gunmen, police said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

“Dr Kalburgi was shot dead at his Kalyangar residence in Dharwad around 8.40 am,” Dharwad Police Commissioner Ravindra Prasad said.

Kalburgi,77, was shot in his head after he opened the door of his house in the morning, Prasad said.

Asked how many bullets he sustained and who was behind in the attack, Prasad said police are awaiting details.

Kalburgi was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead, he said.

He was a scholar, academic and researcher who had landed in controversy on several occasions for his remarks on religious, social and other issues.

He was also a recipient of Central and state Sahitya Academy awards.


Youth killed in Kashmir’s Budgam firing: PDP expresses grief, Congress launches scathing attack

Srinagar: A youth was killed and two others injured allegedly in CRPF firing on demonstrators in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday, police said.

Security forces in the Tral area of the state. PTI imageSecurity forces in the Tral area of the state. PTI image

Security forces in the Tral area of the state. PTI image

Three persons were injured when CRPF allegedly fired at the protestors, who were protesting against the killing of two youths in an army operation at Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district early this week, they said.

The injured youth were rushed to a hospital here, where one youth identified as Suhail Ahmad Sofi succumbed to injuries.

The other two youth are being treated upon, the police said.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman said that preliminary inquiry into the incident indicated that the forces have allegedly acted in violation of the laid down Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

He said a case under various sections of the RPC, including 302 (murder), has been registered in Police Station Magam.

“We regret the unfortunate incident and extend our sympathies to the bereaved family,” the spokesman said.

Ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday expressed grief over the death of a youth in security forces firing in Budgam district and appealed to the forces to follow standard operating procedure.

“Bullets are no answer to stones and it is high time for the forces to follow the standard operating procedure (SOP),” PDP general secretary Rafi Mir said in a statement.

Mir said, “forces need to get sensitised as non-compliance of SOP brings instability in the peace process”.

Expressing sympathies with the bereaved family, Mir said the PDP stands with the people in distress and justice shall prevail.

Several activists of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress on Saturday protested against the state government and the Centre, alleging that both the Central and Mufti Sayeed governments have been supporting anti-national forces in the state.

“The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-supported coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir have been supporting and promoting anti-national forces in the state,” president, J-K Youth Congress, Pranav Shagotra said.

The protestors who were raising slogans against the governments also burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“When Congress was in power, all the terrorists and other anti-national forces were behind the bars, but ever since BJP has joined hands with PDP to form government in Jammu, the anti-national forces are having a field day,” Shagotra claimed.

The Youth Congress said it strongly condemns the incident of waving of Pakistani flags and raising anti-India and Pro Pakistani slogans during a rally in Srinagar.

“Strong action must be taken against the separatists for waving the Pakistani flag,” Shagotra said.

The activists of NSUI also held a protest in Jammu against the waving of Pakistani flags and raising of anti-India slogans in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, the activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party held a protest outside the Raj Bhawan in Jammu demanding rehabilitation of the Talwara and Jammu migrants.

“We are not demanding much, but the militancy-victims living in Talwara and the migrants of Jammu region must be rehabilitated by the state government as these people continue to be ignored by the successive state governments,” Anita Thakur, general secretary, JKNPP, said.


Bengaluru: 17-year-old girl shot dead by office assistant in school hostel

A 17-year-old school-going girl was shot dead in a Bengaluru hostel on Tuesday night by a office assistant of the institution she attended.

The girl’s friend was reportedly also injured in the firing which took place in the Pragathi school in the south east region of the city. She has reportedly been admitted into a nearby hospital for treatment.

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The college office assistant has been identified as a man called Mahesh, according to CNN-IBN.

There have been no arrests made yet and the suspect in the shooting is currently absconding, according to a CNN-IBN report. The identities of the victims in this case was not available immediately

The report also said that it wasn’t ascertained whether the attack was pre-planned. The police are also looking into whether the victim knew her killer and whether the office assistant had made any overtures towards the student in the past.