One more person who received multiple fractures after he accidentally slipped and fell from third floor of a building at Hegganahalli in North Bengaluru in a bid to escape from police lathi charge on Monday night succumbed on Tuesday afternoon. Whereas, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said they are facing injustice on the Cauvery water issue for a very long time, but the state has to implement the judiciary’s decision to give water to Tamil Nadu.
The deceased is identified as Kumar (29), a resident of Hegganahalli and a native of Kunigal.
The deceased was working in a gas agency in the city for the last couple of years.
According to police, Kumar slipped and fell from the third floor of a building when police chased him in order to clamp the vandals at Heggana Halli, North Bangalore. He was returning home when the incident happened. The police were lathi charging the people after they opened fire at mob and he was also chased. In a bid to escape from police he reached a third floor of the building around 9.30 pm on Monday and fallen. He rushed to Lakshmi Multispeciality hospital in Sunkadakatte area for treatment, where succumbed around 2 pm on Wednesday.
“As per the order we’ve released water for six days. The order is hard to follow but we’ll still follow the SC order,” Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday speaking after a state cabinet meeting. He confirmed water has been released today to Tamil Nadu “on and off” and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter. The Karnataka CM said he may meet the PM on Wednesday. He plans to ask the PM to write to the Tamil Nadu chief minister as well.
The Chief Minister rubbished the idea that the riots and arson protesting Supreme Court order to share the Cauvery water with Tamil Nadu was spontaneous. “He wanted to know who was behind the mobs,” sources said.
“The CM suspects vested interests within and without the ruling Congress party who are trying to throw him off the CM’s chair to have played a part in sudden violence,” he said.
The CM is learnt to have said the BJP national leadership could use the Central government to use this spike in violence to unseat – or at least destabilize – what is the lone Congress-led government in a big state.