Press Esc to close
Friday 18 August 2017
News updated at 9:30 PM IST

Tension grips village after group clash

Gundlupet (Chamarajanagar dist), Oct 3, 2013, DHNS: 1:58 IST
FLEET FOOTED: Personnel of the Rapid Action Force at Bheemanabeedu village in Gundlupet taluk on Thursday. dh photo
Tension prevailed at Bheemanabeedu village in the taluk, following a clash between members of two groups.

Police had to fire teargas shells in the air to bring the situation under control. A total of 34 people have been arrested over the incident.

It all started when Nagamallu, 25, who belongs to the Scheduled Caste abused Madhusudan, 18, who belongs to the Uppara caste, in an inebriated state after Wednesday evening’s immersion of the Ganesha idol displayed on Uppara street. Nagamallu also assaulted Madhusudan. A case had been registered against Nagamallu over an old dispute regarding a portrait of B R Ambedkar.

This resulted in members of the Uppara community throwing stones on houses belonging to people from the Scheduled Caste. Nagamallu soon informed the police over the phone about the incident. As police arrived at the village, the group began throwing stones at the police vans. Police sub-inspector M Nayak and six constables were injured in the incident.

Rangaswamy, one of the constables, has suffered fractures. Inspector Chennesh arrived at the spot and requisitioned two platoons of the District Armed Reserve and one platoon of the Karnataka State Reserve Police. He then ordered lathicharge on the rioters. As the situation could not be brought under control, the police had to fire teargas shells. All those arrested belong to the Uppara community. Cases have been registered against 350 people.

Prohibitory orders have been imposed under Section 144 of the CrPC. The situation is now under control. District Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajendra Prasad, DySP Muttuswamy Naidu and tahsildar Ranganath visited the village.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A fruit vendor, holding an umbrella, waits for customers at a street in Kolkata on Thursday.

A fruit vendor, holding an umbrella, waits for customers at a street in Kolkata on Thursday.

Ranbir Kapoor, actor and co-owner Mumbai City FC meeting fans during the Indian Super League...

Ranbir Kapoor, actor and co-owner Mumbai City FC meeting fans during the Indian Super League...

India's Ramandeep Singh in action against Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour...

India's Ramandeep Singh in action against Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour...

People from Parsi community cut a cake to celebrate their new year, Navroze, in Ahmedabad on ...

People from Parsi community cut a cake to celebrate their new year, Navroze, in Ahmedabad on ...

Nail artist Murari Aditya, 75 years, shows his 38 inch long nails, at his residence in Kolkata ...

Nail artist Murari Aditya, 75 years, shows his 38 inch long nails, at his residence in Kolkata ...

The first batch of Dasara elephants being welcomed on their arrival at Mysuru Palace on Thursday.

The first batch of Dasara elephants being welcomed on their arrival at Mysuru Palace on Thursday.

: Participants struggle during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of independence...

: Participants struggle during a greased-pole climbing competition held as a part of independence...

Activist Irom Sharmila with her husband British citizen Desmond Coutinha after getting married...

Activist Irom Sharmila with her husband British citizen Desmond Coutinha after getting married...

A visitor looks at an art installation, symbolizing the partition of India and Pakistan...

A visitor looks at an art installation, symbolizing the partition of India and Pakistan...

Artist Sunil Paul gives finishing touches on a statue of St. Mother Teresa at his studio...

Artist Sunil Paul gives finishing touches on a statue of St. Mother Teresa at his studio...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.