Kumar, who was admitted to the hospital with injuries on Monday, died on Tuesday afternoon.

Second death in Cauvery protests man dies after falling while escaping lathichargeSecurity assembled outside Srilakshmi Hospital
news Cauvery Issue Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 15:57

The Cauvery protests in Bengaluru claimed another life on Tuesday, as a 30-year-old man succumbed to injuries a day after he was hospitalised. 

Kumar, who was admitted to Srilakshmi Hospital in Sunkadakatte, died on Tuesday afternoon, News 9 reported.

News 9 reported that he sustained injuries after he fell from the third floor of a building while trying to escape a lathicharge in Sunkadakatte.

On Monday, a man named Umesh died after police opened fire on a group of people who had tried to set fire to a Hoysala police vehicle in Hegganahalli, in Rajagopal Nagar police station limits.

Umesh’s body is still at Srilakshmi hospital. His family has refused to take the body away until they receive the compensation amount. Umesh hailed from Singonahalli in Tumakuru district.

With a crowd gathering outside the hospital, the police have assembled a massive security force in the area to neutralise any signs of violence.

Holding a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the government had announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh for Umesh's family. "My condolences are with the family. It is not a payment for his life, but given with the intention to help his family who are in trouble."


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