Kalaburagi: The city police on Sunday night shot a man who had been walking on the streets near Kalaburagi Super Market here brandishing a knife and threatening people.

Abdul Jaffer Saab, who was injured in the foot in the shooting, has been admitted to hospital. 

Following his threats to the people, the police warned him not to go about displaying a weapon and creating an air of fear. Wahid Kotwal, sub-inspector at the Chowk Police Station, also ordered Abdul Jaffer to surrender, but the man ignored the warnings, said police sources.

The city police shot at him as a precautionary measure, they added.

A native of Mumbai, Abdul Jaffer is learned to have moved to the city recently.

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Davanagere: Two sanitation workers died after exposure to toxic air while they were cleaning a municipality drainagein Basavanakote village of Jagaluru taluk on Monday evening.

The deceased sanitation workers have been identified as Sathyappa (45) and Mailappa (42).

The duo is said to have been working without taking precautionary measures, as ordered by the panchayat development officer (PDO).

The workers were admitted to the government hospital in Arasikere on having fallen ill after breathing the toxic air of the drainage. Since their condition worsened, they were shifted to the Davanagere district government hospital, but the workers died, having failed to respond to the treatment.

The locals have blamed the government officer for the workers’ death, saying, “The sanitation workers went ahead with their work as ordered by the PDO, without any masks and gloves. The negligible attitude and lapse on the part of the PDO has caused the death of the workers.”

Bilichodu Police have filed a case in this regard and the investigation is underway.