Mandya: In a shocking incident, a young man was killed in a brawl related to IPL cricket betting near Borapur Gate in Maddur taluk late on Thursday night.

The victim has been identified as Puneeth (25), son of Rajendra of Chikkarasinakere village in Maddur taluk. Police have arrested ten accused in connection with the incident.

It is alleged that Puneeth and some of his friends were involved in an IPL cricket betting racket and Puneeth was murdered after he had demanded for the money he had won in the bet.

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According to sources, his friends brought Puneet near the Borapur gate with the promise of betting money, then after a fight broke out, they attacked him fatally and fled from there.

Puneeth, who was injured, was rushed to the nearby KM Doddy Hospital by some of his friends and later admitted to a private hospital in Mysore for further treatment. However, the treatment failed, and he died on Friday morning.

After learning about the matter, the police launched an operation late in the night of the incident and arrested ten persons, including Manju, Sarath, Satish, Sumanth, accused of murder and started investigation. A case has been registered at Maddur police station.

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Mangaluru: Three persons, including the owner of a house, were injured when a tree fell on their house near BGS High School near Kavoor on the outskirts of the city today.

The owner of the house Sadananda, his wife Ratna and their daughter were injured. It is learned that a lot of damage has been done to the house.

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In the meantime, MLA Dr. Bharath Shetty, MCC member Sumangala Rao and others visited and inspected the spot.

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