Mangaluru: The District Health and Family Welfare Department’s official Dr. Kishor Kumar informed that the test reports of the Karwar based youth who had undergone medical tests to determine if he has Nipah, had come out negative. Earlier, the young microbiologist who worked in a lab in Goa creating RT PCR test kits, had voluntarily opted to test for the Nipah virus. 

It is learned that three days ago, the young man had experienced fever, increased heart palpitations, headache and suspected them to be symptoms of Nipah and admitted himself in a hospital in Karwar. Later, he had shifted to Manipal Hospital and is currently undergoing treatment in Mangaluru. 

Samples of his blood, throat swab and urine had been sent for testing to Bengaluru and later to Pune. The test reports that came out on Wednesday has proven to be negative and cleared the worried man off the dreadful Nipah virus.

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Bengaluru, Sep 20: The alleged rape of a minor girl by a migrant labourer from West Bengal and the demand by the girl's parents and local people urging the police to hand over the accused following his arrest led to tense moments at a police station here.

The minor was allegedly raped on Sunday by Saurav Mistry, a 23-year old labourer from 24 Parganas in West Bengal after he took the five-year old girl on the pretext of showing her a video on his mobile phone.

The girl returned home crying and complained to her parents about the accused. Subsequently, the parents approached the police and lodged a complaint. The police acted swiftly and arrested the migrant worker.

By then, the parents had alerted the neighbours, who gathered at the Sanjay Nagar police station demanding that police to hand over the man to them.

The crowd dispersed after the police assured them that they would ensure justice to the victim and punishment to the accused.