Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah orders probe into death of forest guard in Bandipur fire

The chief minister took them to task for the death of guard Murugappa Gowda due to asphyxiation and burn injuries in a forest fire.

Published: 20th February 2017 04:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2017 04:10 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Two days after a forest guard died while trying to douse a forest fire in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah ordered a Forest Department report on the incident.

The chief minister took them to task for the death of guard Murugappa Gowda due to asphyxiation and burn injuries in a forest fire left three others injured, including a Range Forest Officer in the Kalkere range of the Bandipur Reserve.

Following the death, Murugappa Gowda’s relatives staged a protest in Mysuru, demanding safety equipment for forest personnel and also compensation for the victim's family.

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