Another person has reportedly died in violent protests which broke out in Karnataka after Supreme Court’s order directing the state to release 12000 cusecs of water for neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Before this, another person was reported killed in the police firing on Monday. The man, identified as 32-year-old Kumar Narayan, allegedly jumped off the third floor of a building in west Bengaluru and succumbed to his injuries in hospital. Kumar was admitted to Srilakshmi Hospital in Sunkadakatte, News 9 reported. On Monday, a person identified as Umesh had died after police opened fire on a group of people who were allegedly trying to set fire to a Hoysala police vehicle in Hegganahalli, in Rajagopal Nagar police station limits.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced a 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,” Siddaramaiah had said after his death. Following the announcement, the family had refused to accept the body till they aren’t granted the compensation. Earlier in the day, the CM had appealed for peace from the people of the state. The CM had said that people have no right to take law into their hands. The CM has also demanded an intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi into the matter. A number of buses were set on fire by violent protesters in Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru after the Supreme Court’s ruling to reduce set quantity of 15,000 cusecs of water to 12,000 cusecs.