14 held after covid patient’s death in Belagavi leads to violence; Section 144 in hospital surroundings

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July 23, 2020

Belagavi, Jul 23: As many as 14 persons have been arrested following last night’s violence at Belagavi Institute of Medical Sciences (BIMS) - District Hospital.

Angered over the death of a Covid-19 patient, family members had turned violent and damaged the BIMS with stones and set an ambulance on fire alleging medical negligence. 

The 55-year-old male had been admitted to the hospital for treatment on July 19, for treatment of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) and was positive for Covid-19 according to the report received on Wednesday. He died on Wednesday night while being shifted to Intensive Care Unit for treatment of respiratory problems.

Police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. Two persons were detained in the spot and 12 persons later. The matter is under investigation and the police have launched a manhunt to nab the other accused.

During the violence, a police personnel and five other hospital staff suffered injuries.

Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC were imposed in the areas surrounding the hospital to prevent crowd gathering. 

Deputy Commissioner M G Hiremath visited BIMS on Wednesday night and held a meeting with the doctors and nurses treating the patients and those who were at the receiving end of the violence.

Hiremath said that he instilled confidence among the doctors and nurses and assured them that safety measures would be taken. Security arrangements will be made and prohibitory orders will be imposed. Presently entry of people has been banned, he said.

Police Commissioner Dr K Thiyagarajan said that cases will be filed against all those responsible for the violence. People whose vehicles have been damaged can also file complaints.

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September 18,2020

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Kasargod, Sep 18: A 26-year-old NRI, hailing from Kasargod district has killed self in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

The deceased has been identified as Shrilal, son of Salem Kumar from Nileshwar in Kasaragod..

Shrilal was a local cricketer who had played for Kasaragod district teams in tournaments for age groups of 14, 16 and 19. He had also played for a few teams in the UAE.

He first visited UAE in 2017 and returned after a short stay.

This month he again visited UAE and started his profession as an assistant coach for a cricket team in Sharjah.

Last week he secured a new job and was about to join the firm.

However, late on September 16 night, he reportedly killed self by hanging inside his room in Ajman.

The reason for resorting to the extreme step is not yet known.

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September 24,2020

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Managluru, Sept 24: Al-haaj P M Ibraheem Musliyar Bekal, the Qadhi of Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamogga amalgam Jama’at, passed away after a brief illness at a private hospital in the city today. He was 71. 

He was the president of the Karnataka state unit of Sunni Jamiyyatul Ulama and principal of Jamiya Sa’adiya Arabia Shariat College. He was also serving as the chief editor of Al-Ansar Islamic periodical.

After obtaining Islamic degree from Deoband Arabic college, he had served two years each in Soorinje and Bantwal mosques. And then served as the Mudarris of Bekal for next 43 years. 

He was known as ‘Tajul Fuqahaa’ thanks to his proficiency in Islamic Fiqh. He was also interested in astronomy.  

He was born in 1949 at Poodal hamlet in Naringana village of Bantwal taluk in Dakshina Kannada district as the son of Mumhammad and Khadeeja couple. 

The veteran Islamic scholar is survived by his wife, three sons, two daughters and a large number of relatives, and disciples.

Also Read: Thousands throng to catch final glimpse of Bekal Ustad

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September 20,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 20: The Karnataka government on Saturday prohibited Class 9 to 12 students from visiting schools and pre-university colleges to meet teachers in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement issued by the government, the students were earlier allowed by the education department after COVID-19 cases in the state had come down.

However, as the pandemic continues to rage the state, the state government felt it was not safe to call students to colleges or schools to meet teachers, it said.

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