Scuffle between scribes and Halappa's aides

Scuffle between scribes and Halappa's aides

Tempers rose and a scuffle followed as the aides of Halappa allegedly tried to push camerapersons who sought to take some shots of the former minister arriving at the hospital under police security.

The window panes of the hospital were also broken during the melee. Some persons suffered minor injuries, one of the injured journalists said.

Halappa was arrested in Shimoga on May 9 after his friend's wife alleged he had raped her. He was admitted to a local hospital after he complained of chest pain and shifted to the state-run Victoria Hospital following permission by a local court to do so for further treatment.

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