Mysuru: Members of the Congress city unit held a postal campaign urging the Congress High Command and the Karnataka Congress to give Dr. Yathindra Siddaramaiah the party ticket from Mysuru-Kodagu for the Lok Sabha elections of 2024.

The campaign was held at the Ramaswamy Circle in the city on Friday, with the Congress activists, led by Mysuru City Corporation member Lokesh Piya, declaring, “We have written to AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge and to KPCC President DK Shivakumar with the request, as Dr. Yathindra is the appropriate candidate to defeat Pratap Simha, the sitting MP from the constituency, in the elections next year. We cannot be assured of victory if we field any other candidate against the MP.”

The campaigners added, “Dr. Yathindra is popular among citizens belonging to all castes and religions, due to his simplicity. It would, therefore, be a good choice for the Congress to field him from Mysuru-Kodagu constituency in the elections next year.”

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Agra: In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her neighbour for buying a packet of chips in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. The police on Tuesday night recovered the body at the residence of the accused, which was kept in a sack for disposal, reports Times Of India.

According to police, the girl went missing on Tuesday morning from her Aligarh colony. Her family later in the evening filed a missing report at Nagar Kotwali police station. With the help of CCTV camera footage that led them to her neighbour's house, the police found her body. The accused was arrested and his two brothers were detained.

"During probe, one of the accused confessed to the crime. He said he had sent the girl to buy paan masala for Rs 20, but she returned with a packet of chips. When he scolded her, she misbehaved with him and he killed her. We're awaiting the autopsy report to take further action," SP (city) Mrigank Shekhar Pathak said.