Press Esc to close
Friday 28 November 2014
News updated at 12:14 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.2°C
Min : 16.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Tension grips village after group clash

Gundlupet (Chamarajanagar dist), Oct 3, 2013, DHNS:
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his departure after attending SAARC summit...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

A boy salvages for belongings amid the debris of his house in Mumbai...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Shyam Benegal with Naseeruddin Shah during the launch of the latter's book...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

Actor turned politician Kushboo with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi...

An Indian army soldier keeps vigil near Pindi Khattar village...

An Indian army soldier keeps vigil near Pindi Khattar village...

Men play soccer at a field in Peshawar...

Men play soccer at a field in Peshawar...

NorthEast United FC players celebrate their third goal against Chennaiyin FC...

NorthEast United FC players celebrate their third goal against Chennaiyin FC...

An injured soldier is taken to hosp during a gunbattle with militants at Pindi Khattar village...

An injured soldier is taken to hosp during a gunbattle with militants at Pindi Khattar village...

Netanyahu attends the annual memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion..

Netanyahu attends the annual memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion..

Sharif holds hands with  Modi and  Ashraf Ghani during the closing session of the SAARC summit...

Sharif holds hands with Modi and Ashraf Ghani during the closing session of the SAARC summit...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523