Bengaluru: In a shocking violent clash that broke out in the city, three people were killed after police opened fire to bring the situation under control on Tuesday night. The incident happened over Facebook message posted allegedly by a relative of a Congress MLA.
110 people have been arrested for violence, stone-throwing and assault on police personnel. About 60 police personnel were injured in the violence.
Protesters set many vehicles on fire and surrounded MLA Srinivas Murthy’s house in the city. Murthy’s nephew Naveen, who allegedly posted a derogatory message on Facebook, has been arrested.
The violence was hit in the areas of DG Halli and KG Halli and a curfew has been imposed till tomorrow morning.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyuappa on Wednesday informed that directives have been issued to take strict action against accused of Bengaluru violence.
“The miscreants in the DJ Halli police station has led to the assault and rioting at MLA Srinivasa’s house and police station. Already, directives have been issued against the perpetrators and the government has taken all possible steps to curb the situation,” he tweeted in Kannada.
“The attack on journalists, the police and the public in the riot last night was unacceptable. The government will not tolerate such provocations and rumours. I appeal to people to maintain peace and act with restraint and without panic,” CM said in another tweet.