Paresh Mesta murder: After a day of violence, Sirsi returns to normal

Paresh Mesta murder: After a day of violence, Sirsi returns to normal

After a whole day of indiscriminate violence in Sirsi town (Uttara Kannada district) on Tuesday, situation returned to normal on Wednesday.  

Schools and colleges opened and buses are plying as usual. Shops remained open for business since morning. Police are seen keeping vigil in every nook and corner of the town.    

Violence broke out on Tuesday when BJP, Hindu Jagaran Vedike and Bajrang Dal activists took out protests demanding a thorough investigation into the suspicious death of Hindu activist Paresh Mesta whose body was found in Honnavar recently.  

The protests were staged despite prohibitory orders clamped in the town. The protest march turned violent when police tried to prevent the march from proceeding.

The unruly mob pelted stones at the police and set police vehicles on fire.  

The police had resorted to lathi charge, tear gas shells and even firing in the air to quell the mob.    

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