QBengaluru: Death Toll at 4 as Heavy Rain Maroons Buses, Hospital

Here’s a roundup of news from Bengaluru.

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BBMP confirmed a fourth death due rain, on Sunday. 
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1. 18-Year-Old’s Body Recovered from Drain

Heavy rain on Friday night claimed a fourth victim in Bengaluru. The body of the 18-year-old-boy, who was washed away in a drain in Sheshadripuram, was recovered a kilometre away from the spot around 1.30 am on Saturday, 9 September.

According to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials, a rescue team reached the spot around 11 pm to search for the victim, Jayaprakash Arun. He had fallen into a drain, as a slab had been removed to allow flow of water.

Source: The Hindu

Also Read: Buried Under Garbage: The Storm Water Graves of Bengaluru

2. Heavy Rain Maroons Buses, Hospital, Uproots 33 Trees

Bengaluru struggles to recover from rain fury 
Bengaluru struggles to recover from rain fury 
(Photo Credit: The Quint)

Heavy overnight rain for the second consecutive day in Bengaluru left a trail of destruction on Sunday, 10 September.

One lake breached, another overflowed, a river in spate, two major thoroughfares flooded and several localities waterlogged. Rafts were deployed to evacuate 20 patients from an inundated hospital and 36 from aboard two state transport buses in the early hours of the day.

Source: The Times of India

Also Read: Rain Claims Three Lives in Bengaluru, One More Feared Dead

3. Writer Seeks SC-Monitored Probe into Gauri's Killing

Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on 5 September. 
Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on 5 September. 
(Photo: PTI)

Writer K Marulasiddappa on Sunday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored investigation into the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh to avoid “political influence”.

“It is evident that politics is being played out and we have to agree that the Gauri murder case has taken more prominence when compared to M M Kalburgi case in which investigators are clueless even two years after the crime. The Supreme Court should take suo motu cognizance of the case and set up a team to probe the case, “Marulasiddappa said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Source: The Times of India

Also Read: Why ‘The Naxals Killed Gauri Lankesh’ Theory Holds No Water

4. NDRF Team Rescues 30 Patients from Flooded Govt Hospital

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Picture for representation purposes only 
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Picture for representation purposes only 
(Photo: PTI)

About 30 patients were rescued from a government hospital in Kaggalipura near Uttarahalli in Bangalore Rural on Sunday morning.

After the heavy rains that lashed the city on Saturday night, the government hospital here was flooded and the patients and doctors were stranded for about 7-8 hours. It was only at 7 am in the morning when the water started receding.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team rescued the patients and shifted them to another hospital nearby. Several houses in the area were also inundated with rainwater.

Source: Deccan Herald

Also Read: Why Do Bengaluru Roads Turn Into Canals Every Monsoon?

5. Lingayat Religion: Minister Claims Support of Siddaganga Seer

Siddaganga is one of the influential mutts of the state 
Siddaganga is one of the influential mutts of the state 
(Photo: The Quint)

Even as chief minister Siddaramaiah has been denying allegations that his government was attempting to cause divisions in society by supporting the demand of Lingayats for a separate religion tag, his cabinet colleague MB Patil is leaving no opportunity to woo his community ahead of the 2018 assembly polls.

On Saturday , the water resources minister was report edly invited by the 110-yearold Siddaganga mutt pontiff Sri Shivakumara Swami to his mutt in Tumakuru and given a pat on his back for spearheading the campaign.

Source: The Times of India

Also Read: Lingayats Demand a New Religion, But Do Enough of Them Agree?

6) Police Shoot at Two After They Robbed Techie

Two police were attacked by the robbers, undergo treatment. 
Two police were attacked by the robbers, undergo treatment. 
(Photo: The Quint)

The Bellandur police shot at two habitual offenders who attacked them and tried to flee at Chikkanayakanahalli on the city’s outskirts on Sunday morning.

Muzammil (20), a resident of Anekal and Amar (25), a resident of Chandapura, had earlier killed a head constable in Tamil Nadu. They are wanted in 11 cases registered in various police stations in Karnataka.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Whitefield) Abdul Ahad said a robbery complaint had been filed by software engineer Anand on Saturday night. The complainant said he was walking on Sarjapura Main Road at 11 pm on Saturday, when four miscreants in two bikes stopped him, attacked him and robbed him of his mobile phone.

Source: Deccan Herald

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7. HC Gives Two More Months to Valuate Kingfisher Assets

Former beer baron and owner of Kingfisher Airlines, Vijay Mallya.
Former beer baron and owner of Kingfisher Airlines, Vijay Mallya.
(Photo: The Quint)

The Karnataka High Court has extended by two months the time given to the Mumbai International Airport Private Limited to valuate the properties of Kingfisher Airlines on its premises. The Airport company is situated in the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and more than 2,700 items belonging to Kingfisher are left lying there.

The High Court had ordered the winding up of Kingfisher Airlines on 18 November, 2016. Kingfisher Airlines had various moveable assets situated at the airport.

Source: Bangalore Mirror

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