Bid on man's life

According to police, Rajanna, 55, of Hulikere Village, has been injured person. A gang of five persons, armed with the sharp weapons, attacked and tried to kill him. In the attack, Rajanna has received injuries on his head, neck, right and left hand. He has been shifted to a private hospital in Mysore for treatment. The incident occurred around 10:45 am, when he was coming on his two wheeler to Hulikere from the KRS. The attackers came in a car and attacked him.

Rajanna has been the key witness to the murder of his brother, Akkikalu Chandra in KRS, two years ago, and also brutal killing of Dhanaraj near the helipad, in July this year.

He has suspected the hand of Koti Soma and his gang members behind today’s attack.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Lawrence and Circle Inspector Prabhakar Shinde visited the spot. The security has been beefed up in the wake of this incident. Srirangapatna Police have registered a case.

Better deal for HIV +ves

District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr A N Ramesh Babu said that HIV infected patients are given all facilities by the State government as well as non-governmental organisations. Speaking at the district-level meeting organised by Chaitanya Network here on Friday, he said the department would recommend to the government to distribute Antyodaya ration card and houses under Ashraya scheme to lead a decent life. The expenditure on education of the children of HIV patients would be borne by the government and NGOs.

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