Violence Erupts Over Facebook Post, 2 Dead, 60 Police Personnel Injured, 30 Arrested

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Bengaluru: At least two people were killed in Bengaluru after police opened fired during a clashes broke out in the city on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, members of the minority community pelted stones at the residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Shrinivasa Murthy, DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations. The youth, who is said to be associated with the Congress lawmaker, has been arrested.

According to the information, 60 policemen sustained injuries as the mob hurled bottles and stones at them while protesting against the Facebook post which allegedly insulted the religious figure.

An irate mob on Tuesday late evening attacked the house of Congress MLA from Chamarajpet, Akhanda Srinivasamurthy ransacking the house and his office attached to the house while protesting over a defamatory post against a religion, which was allegedly posted by the MLAs brother-in-law on Facebook.

Armed with sticks, iron rods, sharp metal objects and other weapons, the protestors barged into the house of the MLA and pelted stones.

 

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