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K’taka cop succumbs to bullet injuries

K’taka cop succumbs to bullet injuries
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K’taka cop succumbs to bullet injuries, Munna Darbadar alias Sayeed Mohammed, K’taka cop. According to reports, doctors at the Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital in Secunderabad declared him dead at 12.45 am after his vital organs started failing.

He was shot at point-blank range by a history-sheeter

Hyderabad: Mallikarjun Bande, sub-inspector of Station Bazaar Police Station in Gulbarga, Karnataka, who had been shot at point-blank range by a history-sheeter, Munna Darbadar alias Sayeed Mohammed, succumbed to his injuries in a city hospital in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to reports, doctors at the Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital in Secunderabad declared him dead at 12.45 am after his vital organs started failing.

He was injured in a shootout with Munna, known as ‘Sharp Shooter’ in criminal circles on January 8. The rowdy was killed in the encounter and two police officers, Murali and Hemant Uddandappa received bullet injuries.

Bande had been admitted to Basaveshwar Hospital in Gulbarga with critical bullet injuries to his head and was later shifted to Hyderabad.

The incident occurred when a crime team raided a house on Dargah Road in Gulbarga following a tip-off that Munna was in possession of illegal arms. He was also suspected to have been involved in a daylight armed robbery at a private finance company in the city recently.

Police returned fire when Munna shot at them. He suffered multiple bullet wounds and is said to have died on the way to hospital.

Tension grips Gulbarga

Meanwhile, situation in Gulbarga remained tense as protests were staged against government for not airlifting him to London for better treatment. Bande's wife Mallamma had requested the government to airlift her husband to the hospital in London that treated iconic Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who received a similar injury, when the Taliban shot her in the head. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that they did not shift Bande to London for better treatment on doctors' advice. “Doctors said it was not advisable for shifting Bande in a state of coma, and hence we did not.”

Meanwhile, Home Minister K J George announced an ex-gratia of Rs 15 lakh to the kin of Bande and added that the government would give financial support for the education of two children of the deceased police official. However, the protestors demanded increase in ex-gratia of Rs 15 lakh to Rs one crore for the bereaved family.

Security beefed up

Police said they have taken all measures to prevent any untoward incident in view of Bande’s death. Police said 15 platoons of KSRP and 10 District Armed Reserve police battalion have been deployed in Gulbarga and other sensitive areas including Khajuri in Aland taluk, the native village of Bande, as a precautionary measure.

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