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Siddaramaiah seeks report on journalist's death

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 January 2018, 15:22 IST
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (ANI)

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday sought a report on the incident where a journalist's dead body was transferred in a garbage van by the local police.

Taking on to Twitter, Siddaramaiah said that he has asked the Additional Director General of Police (Northern Range) to probe the matter.

"I am pained to read this. I have asked ADGP & Commissioner of Traffic & Road Safety to get a report into this incidence from the IGP of the Northern range & take action," Siddaramaiah tweeted.

The incident came to light on Sunday when a dead body of a journalist, working in a private TV channel, died in a road accident and was shifted by the local police in a garbage van to the Government Hospital at Hanagal.

According to reports, when the body was brought to the hospital the staff refused to touch the body unless they were paid and wrapped it in a torn cloth.

The hospital took action after journalists from Sirsi and Hangal threatened to stage a dharna.


First published: 15 January 2018, 15:22 IST