Bangalore: Communal violence breaks out over social media post, Vehicles set on fire

Violence in Pulakeshinagar broke out after an angry mob, who were disturbed over over a social media post by a relative of MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy on Tuesday night.

Violence in Pulakeshinagar broke out after an angry mob, who were disturbed over over a social media post by a relative of MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy on Tuesday night.

The angry mob gathered outside the MLA’s house and burnt down the vehicles parked outside his house in Kaval Byrasandra. The post is said to have triggered communal violence in East Bengaluru.

Earlier, A group of people visited the police station to file a complaint against the MLA’s relative for the post he made on social media. However, the police asked them to talk and sort it out.

The mob then angrily gathered outside the DJ halli police station protesting against the same. There were around 600 people present there as mentioned by (Bangalore Mirror) and they set up some police vehicles on fire at the spot.

The fire officials couldn’t break in at the spot when called as huge number of protesters blocked their way and hence failed to control the fire at the spot. (Bangalore Mirror)

At 1:18 am IST – All DCPs and senior police officers have arrived at the spot along with the city police commissioner, Kamal Pant.
The situation has been brought under control and the mob has dispersed. (Tweet by Bangalore mirror).

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