Assault in Kukke: Call for bandh today

Assault in Kukke: Call for bandh today

Guruprasad Panja

Traders and members of local organisations gave a bandh call on Thursday, in protest against the assault on Guruprasad Panja, Hindu Jagaran Vedike Sullia taluk secretary.

The traders and members of organisations took out a procession on Wednesday evening, condemning the assault on Guruprasad by activist Chaitra Kundapur and her associates.

Sources in Subrahmanya police station said that Chaitra had invited the wrath of the Sangh Parivar members by chastising rituals, including the highly venerated 'Sarpa Samskara' observed at Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple.

On Wednesday evening, Chaitra, along with eight men, had confronted Guruprasad at Kashi Katte in Subrahmanya. There was a heated exchange of words and the assault.

Police, who rushed to the spot, resorted to mild lathi charge, in order to disperse of the crowd. They also detained Chaitra and the eight men in the police station.

A profusely bleeding Guruprasad was taken to a private hospital for treatment.