Clash Over Facebook Post in Bengaluru: In Bangalore, two people have died in violence erupted over a Facebook post. The agitated mob attacked KG Hali and DJ Hali police station. Due to this, two people died in the firing done by the police. About 60 people, including the Additional Commissioner of Police of Bengaluru, were injured in this incident. Also Read – Violence in Bengaluru as Garment Factory Workers Protest Provident Fund Withdrawal Rule | Violence in Bengaluru during protests over change in rules for withdrawal of money from PF
In fact, in Pulakeshi Nagar, Bangalore, on Tuesday night, the mob ransacked the police station and the residence of the Congress MLA. The incident occurred after an alleged relative of the MLA shared a post related to the communal issue on social media. Police said that a large number of people gathered near the residence of MLA Akhand Srinivas Murthy and vandalized and damaged the vehicles parked there. After this, the mob targeted the police station thinking that the police has kept the accused in custody there.
Eyewitnesses said that vehicles of police teams trying to stop the violence were also damaged by the mob.
Police sources said that the accused, who described himself as a relative of the MLA, allegedly shared a post on social media, which provoked people from a community. The MLA appealed to the community members not to commit violence.
He said in the video message, “I appeal to the Muslim brothers that we should not indulge in violence due to the mistakes of some miscreants.” There is no need to fight. We are all brothers. We will punish the culprits according to the law. We are also with you. I appeal to my Muslim friends to maintain peace. ‘