- 3 killed, At least 50 cops injured, 110 arrested
- CRPF, RAF, Garuda Force deployed in Karnataka
- MLA’s nephew arrested for controversial post
- District Magistrate to conduct an inquiry
- Karnataka Govt: violence was planned
- Karnataka Govt: Aim was to ‘finish off’ MLA
- Karnataka Govt: Will probe if outsiders were involved
- Karnataka Govt: Losses to be recovered from rioters
An uneasy calm prevailed in Karnataka a day after violence rocked in the capital city of Bengaluru.
On August 11, the house of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy was targeted by a mob after ‘communally sensitive’social media post allegedly put up by one of his nephew.
The mob targeted the leader’s residence and went on a ramapage in DJ Halli and KG Halli area. Fortunately, the MLA and his family were not at home when the mob targeted his house, however rioters looted
cash, jewels, clothes and electronic gadgets.
While around 50 policemen, were injured in the violence, 3 lost their lives after police opened fire, meanwhile 110 people have been arrested in connection with the rioting. Meanwhile Naveen, said to be a nephew of the legislator has been arrested for his post.
The manner in which the riots were perpetrated shows that it was a well planned act and was intended to spread to other parts of the city. These are traitors. It has to be investigated whether any corporator or anti-social elements from within the state and outside were involvedR Ashoka, Revenue Minister, Karnataka
Scores of 2 and 4 wheelers lined up the roads in the area, bearing testimony to the violence unleashed by the mob. 6 companies of the CRPF have been dispatched to Bengaluru of which 3 companies from Hyderabad and three from Chennai will be deployed in DG Halli and K G Halli. Rapid action force and the ‘Garuda’ force are also being deployed.
State goverment has said that a district magistrate would conduct an inquiry and losses caused to public property during the violence would be recovered from the rioters.