A controversial post over Prophet Muhammad offended a community, drive major violence in Bangalore. A crowd gathered outside the house of Congress MLA Akhanda Shrinivasa Murthy whose relative shared the offensive post on Tuesday night.
Police officials who reached at the scene were also attacked by the crowd. To control the clash Police fired on the crowd which leads to the death of three people. Among the three dead people, two have been identified as Wajid Khan (20) and Yaseen Pasha (20).
According to a report by news agency ANI, 60 policemen have been injured while the clash at Banglore. Police have arrested the accused of offending the community along with 110 others who were in the crowd.
Police informed that People started arriving at MLA Murthi’s house in small groups at first around 8 PM and soon hundreds joined them in protest outside DJ Halli Police Station demanding immediate action against the accused of sharing the offensive post.
A senior police officer said, “The accused has stated that his account was hacked and he was unaware of uploading the derogatory post. We have retrieved the post which was deleted and a detailed investigation is underway. Possibilities of conspiracy cannot be denied at the moment.”
Police informed that they had resorted to using batons, tear gas, and opening fire to bring the situation under control. To avoid such clashes and violence, section 144 has been imposed in the limits of DJ Halli and KG Halli Police Station.
Whereas, minister Akhanda Srinivas Murthy requested the protestors to stay calm in a video appeal saying “I appeal to my Muslim brethren not to fight over someone who has violated the law. Whatever be the matter, we are all brothers. Whoever is responsible we shall ensure that proper punishment is given to those responsible. I am with you,”
According to Police officials, The condition is now “under control” along with the imposing of Section 144.