QBengaluru: SIT Begins Probe Into Gauri Lankesh Killing & More

Here’s your roundup of news from Bengaluru.

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Four bullet casings have been recovered from site, where Gauri Lankesh was found dead. 
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1. Amid Speculation on Gauri Lankesh's Killers, SIT Begins Probe

Amid theories on Left-wing and right-wing involvement in her death, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) tasked with the investigation of Lankesh’s murder, on 7 September, visited her residence at Rajarajeshwari Nagar in West Bengaluru.

Earlier in the day, all the 21 officers assigned to the SIT held a meeting to chart out a plan of investigation. Sources said that the focus of investigation was on footage from 30 CCTV cameras that have been obtained from Gauri’s house and other establishments around the area.

Read the full story on The Quint.

Also Read: BJP MLA: If Lankesh Didn’t Write Against RSS, Would She Be Alive?

2. Karnataka takes on Blue Whale Challenge

The ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ results in the player committing suicide 
The ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ results in the player committing suicide 
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Look out for unusual symbols or injuries on the arms and lips of students. That's one of the five directives issued by the Karnataka government to teachers and school managements to tackle the Blue Whale Challenge, an online game that drives players to suicide.

Though no Blue Whale-related tragedy has been reported in Karnataka, the education department has decided to take no chances as suicides triggered by the game are rising across the world. The first case of alleged Blue Whale suicide was reported on 30 July in Mumbai when a 14-year-old boy jumped to death from the seventh floor of a building.

Source: The Times of India

Also Read: ‘Blue Whale’ Game: 22-Yr-Old Survivor in Puducherry Shares Ordeal

3. Brain-Dead Soldier Saves 6 Lives

 His heart, liver, lungs and kidneys have been donated to six patients.
His heart, liver, lungs and kidneys have been donated to six patients.
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Kiran (name changed), 23, a soldier serving in Srinagar who was declared brain dead after an accident, has given a fresh lease of life to many. His heart, liver, lungs and kidneys have been donated to six patients.

A farmer's son from Tamil Nadu, Kiran met with the accident near Krishnagiri on September 3 when a speeding bike coming from the opposite direction hit his two-wheeler, throwing him on to the road.

Source: The Times of India

Also Read: Organ Donation Gap: Less than 1% Indians Donate Organs

4. Managlore Chalo: MP Kateel Threatens Cops



As a precautionary measure, the police had detained the party workers at Kadri Gorakshanatha hall. Kateel, after taking part in the protest,
As a precautionary measure, the police had detained the party workers at Kadri Gorakshanatha hall. Kateel, after taking part in the protest,
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A video of MP Nalin Kumar Kateel threatening police for detaining the BJP workers –who had come to take part in Mangaluru Chalo and were kept in a hall – went viral on Thursday.

As a precautionary measure, the police had detained the party workers at Kadri Gorakshanatha hall.

Kateel, after taking part in the protest, went to Kadri Police Station and threatened inspector Maruthi G Nayak and other police staff. BJP Mahila Morcha state president Bharathi Shetty accompanied the MP.

Source: Deccan Herald

Also Read: How B’luru Police Outwitted BJP to Control ‘Mangaluru Chalo’ Rally

5. City Witnesses Its Most Green Ganesh Chaturthi Till Date



Less than 5% of the idols immersed were made of plaster of Paris.
Less than 5% of the idols immersed were made of plaster of Paris.
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The city just celebrated its most “eco-friendly” Ganesh Chaturthi as the final figures show that less than 5 percent of the idols immersed were made of plaster of Paris.

After nine days of immersion, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) notes that over 3.48 lakh idols were immersed in lakes and mobile tanks. Of these, 16,353 idols were made of PoP, which has been banned in the State by KSPCB.

Source: The Hindu

Also Read: Kings of Clay Rise, but Plaster of Paris Ganeshas Refuse to Leave

6. Three Women Held for Acid Attack On 30-Year-Old Lady

Representational image of a crime scene.
Representational image of a crime scene.
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An argument, which began over a trivial row, took a violent turn when a group of four, including three women, threw acid at a 30-year-old lady near Raja Market on Avenue Road.

The victim, identified as Shanthi, is undergoing treatment at Victoria Hospital. According to police, the victim ducked in time when acid was thrown at her face, but suffered burns on other body parts.

Source: Bangalore Mirror

Also Read: 2 Days After Gauri Lankesh, Another Journalist Shot At in Bihar

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