Communal clash in Belgaum

 Groups of men clashed and threw stones at Khade Bazaar, Chavat Galli, Shetty Galli and other areas of the city late night on Wednesday after a youth from a particular community was beaten up hours earlier for courting a girl from another community.

Tension gripped the city in the evening after rumours spread that a youth from a particular community was beaten up at Kelkar Bag locality for having a liaison with a girl from another community.

Young men arrived in large numbers at Khadak Galli, Khade Bazaar and Chavat Galli, throwing stones at passersby and vehicles. Two cars were damaged. Some police vehicles were also damaged.
Miscreants also damaged vehicles parked near Shaniwar Khoot, Khanjar Galli and other areas.

Police rounded up some miscreants but many others managed to run away. As night progressed, rumours of communal clashes gripped the city.

A group of women staged a flash protest at Khadak Galli, protesting the police’s failure to check such incidents.

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