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Kannada news channel scribe dies in road accident


Team Udayavani, Apr 21, 2020, 8:56 PM IST

Bengaluru: A journalist attached with a Kannada news channel died in a road accident in Ramanagara district on Tuesday, police said.

Hanumanthu (31), who worked with new channel Public TV, died as he was returning from Ramanagara jail after covering a news story.

Sources said an ATM cash van hit his bike from behind.

Hanumanthu is survived by wife and a child.

Remembering Hanumanthu as an honest and active journalist, Deputy Chief Minister and Ramanagara district in-charge Minister A N Ashwath Narayan has announced Rs 5 lakh to the bereaved family on his personal behalf.

Former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy,expressing grief over the journalist’s death, also announced Rs 5 lakh to the family on his personal behalf.

Congress state unit Chief D K Shivakumar has condoled the death.

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