Mangaluru, Jan 09, 2019: An anganwadi helper collapsed during a protest held as part of Bharat Bandh and subsequently breathed her last in Uttar Kannada district on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Shantha Chakrasali (57) of Shidlgundi village in Mundgod taluk of Uttar Kannada district.
Shantha had come from her village to Mundgod town on Tuesday to participate in the protest march organised as part of the bandh. And, as the protest march was proceeding, she collapsed and was immediately rushed to a local hospital.
Police sources said that she breathed her last while under treatment at the hospital. Preliminary reports suggested cardiac arrest as the cause of death but it would be known only after the post-mortem, the police said.