Mangaluru: Poisonous gas from generator responsible for death of 3 security guards

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November 7, 2017

Mangaluru, Nov 7: Three security personnel died while on duty at the K C Road branch of Kotekaru Vyavasaya Seva Sahakari Bank reportedly after inhaling carbon monoxide from a generator that was used following disruption in power supply on Monday night. Heavy rains lashed the region on Monday leading to a disruption of power.

The dead have been identified as Umesh (60) of K C Road, Somanath (58) of Kolya and Santhosh (40) of Manjanady.

The incident came to light when the bank manager and staff members came to work on Tuesday and found the trio lying on the floor. They splashed water on them but when the trio did not respond, the police were informed. Initially it was suspected that the trio died after lightning struck them but Dr Mahabala Shetty, a forensic medicine expert of Nitte University who visited the spot, confirmed that they died due to inhalation of carbon monoxide.

According to the CCTV footage, the deceased had had dinner at 8.30 pm and were conversing till 9.30 pm before they went to sleep. Since there was a disruption in power, one of the guards switched on the generator. The carbon monoxide emanating from the generator caused their death as it was a small room without adequate ventilation.

City Police Commissioner T R Suresh said that at the outset it is an unnatural death and an investigation is on.

Umesh had been serving the bank for the past eight years. Police said that Umesh had plans to visit the Ayyappa temple and was hence staying in a temple. Police said that on June 23, miscreants had made a futile attempt to rob the bank and had tied his hands and legs but in spite of the attack, he continued to work as a security guard.

Somanath meanwhile, was an employee of a private security firm. He had lost his house during the four-laning of NH at Kolya and was staying in his relative's house.

Santhosh was also an employee of a private firm but was asked by the security agency to report to duty at the KC Road branch of the bank on Monday. Somanath, another guard too had reported for duty. As a result, Santhosh was asked to report to duty at a bank in Deralakatte. Following heavy rain, coupled with thunder and lightning, he could not go out and stayed back in the bank itself leading to his untimely death.

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June 11,2021

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Bengaluru, June 11: Kannada poet, politician and activist Dr Siddalingaiah passed away, who had tested positive for covid-19 some time ago, passed away at a private hospital in the city today. He was 67.

Sources said that he was undergoing treatment at Manipal Hospital for post covid illness. 

Born in 1954 at Magadi, Bengaluru, Siddalingaiah is credited with starting the Dalit-Bandaya movement in Kannada and with starting the genre of Dalit writing. He is one of the founders of the Dalita Sangharsh Samiti along with B. Krishnappa.

In 1988, at the age of 34, he became a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and, in 2006, chairman of the Kannada Development Authority, a post with Cabinet rank that he held until 2008.

He was head of the Department of Kannada at Bangalore University and a member of the University Syndicate of Kannada University, Hampi. He was acknowledged as a symbol of the Dalit movement and a leading public intellectual and Kannada poet. 

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June 4,2021

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Mangaluru, June 6: The coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi today received lashes of rain as southwest monsoon has officially set in over the neighbouring Kerala.

The pre-monsoon showers in the last few days have provided relief from the scorching heat in Dakshina Kannada district and helped overcome water woes of peak summer.

As a precautionary measure to avert any mishap during the monsoon rains, the district administration has deployed Home Guards on the beaches on the coast in Mangaluru. Accordingly, two Home Guards each have been deployed at eight beaches in and around Mangaluru with the aim to save the lives of visitors when the sea is rough during monsoon.

The Home Guards will monitor the movement of visitors at Someshwara, Ullal, Mogaveerapattana, Fathima, Tannirbavi, Panambur, Surathkal and Sasihithlu beaches. In addition, five- member teams have been set up at Sampaje, Subrahmanya Snanaghatta, near Uppinangady Temple, Hosamata bridge, Bantwal, Ullal, Mulki to carry out rescue operations during floods.

As per the available statistics, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts have received more than the average normal pre-monsoon showers in the month of April and May this year. 

As against the normal average rainfall of 54.6 mm in April, Dakshina Kannada district has received 125.9 mm rainfall while the normal rainfall in April in Udupi is 25.9 mm. However, the district has received 94 mm rain. Owing to Tauktae cyclone, Udupi district received 396.1 mm rain in May while DK received 394.5 mm rainfall.

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June 14,2021

Mangaluru, June 14: Two persons including an Oman national have been arrested by the Mangaluru City North police for possessing ganja and MDMA.

The arrested are identified as Ahammed Mohammed Muzafa Al Mahamani (34) from Oman and Ram (22) from Himachal Pradesh.

Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar said that the Oman national was also charged for overstaying in India after the expiry of his visa. He had visited Goa on a tourist visa six months ago.

Due to health issues, he was undergoing physiotherapy treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru.

He was staying at a hotel in Mangaluru where he met Ram.

About 51 grams of ganja and two grams of MDMA were seized. A case under NDPS Act has been filed against the duo.

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