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Karnataka: Farmer killed in police firing
Vicky Nanjappa | June 10, 2008 20:25 IST
Last Updated: June 10, 2008 20:27 IST
A farmer was killed in police firing on Tuesday at Haveri in North Karnataka after protests by farmers against the shortage of fertilizers in the state reportedly turned violent.
Eyewitnesses told rediff.com that the slain farmer, Siddalingappa Chennappa Choori, was not in the mob when the incident occurred.
Three persons were injured in the firing. The injured -- identified as Shameer Abdul Khader, Abdul Razaack and Shantappa Malappa Halli -- have been admitted at the KIMS hospital in Hubli.
Jagadish Shettar, Speaker in the legislative assembly, said an inquiry would be ordered.