Group clash in Gokak

The clash broke out when some miscreants assaulted a youth during the ‘Holi Kamana Darshana’ celebrations in Huligamma temple at Vaddara Oni on Sunday night.
The miscreants also desecrated a temple and threw stones.

The clash continued on Monday with the people of the youth’s community attacking the people of another community in retaliation.
The groups indulged in stone throwing and damaged the KSRTC and private buses, temples and shops.

Shops and commercial establishments, schools and colleges remained closed and the vehicles stayed off the road which caused inconvenience to the passengers.
Besides, rumour over a death of a pregnant woman belonging to a particular community worsened the situation on Monday.
The police have also taken 50 persons into custody as a preventive measure.  
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