Protest turns violent in Kumta, 25 arrested

A protest demanding the arrest of culprits responsible for the death of  Hindu activist Paresh Mesta under suspicious circumstances, turned violent at Kumta town in Uttara Kannada district, on Monday.

Enraged crowds pelted stones at police jeeps and set IGP Hemanth Nimbalkar's car on fire. The car driver was injured in the violence along with PSI E C Sampath Kumar.  

The police lathi charged and used tear gas to disperse the mob.  All shops in Kumta town remained closed. Maximum police security has been provided at Gibb's circle.  

The police have arrested 25 people and several bikes in connection with the violence so far.  

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