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Hegde: Probe rumours of ‘secret burials’ in Bhatkal

Karwar: Member of Parliament from Uttara Kannada, Anantkumar Hegde, on Wednesday asked the district administration to verify reports that there were 22 suspicious deaths in Bhatkal town in the past 45 days and they were buried secretly. Anantkumar was in Bhatkal on Wednesday.

Holding a video conference with the deputy commissioner, SP, CEO of ZP and officials of various other departments, he said he had information that out of the 22 deaths, only eight were said to be natural. The district administration should gather information immediately to know how many people have died and buried in the town without informing officials.

He also asked the officials to install CCTV cameras around all burial grounds in and around Bhatkal and if there is any death, the body should not be buried till the administration gives green signal, he said. Harish Kumar K, DC and Shivaprakash Devaraju told the MP that round-the-clock vigilance would be kept around burial grounds in Bhatkal. 


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