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Bengaluru: 2 dead, 60 cops injured in clash over a communal social media post, MLAs house vandalised

A mob vandalized the residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy in Bangalore over a derogatory social media post by his nephew on Tuesday. The incident took place after the post that was derogatory to Islam and its belief went viral on Social Media.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 12, 2020 7:57 IST
Congress MLA's residence vandalised over nephew's social media post in Bengaluru, 2 dead; 110 people
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Congress MLA's residence vandalised over nephew's social media post in Bengaluru, 2 dead; 110 people arrested

A mob vandalized the residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy in Bangalore over a derogatory social media post by his nephew on Tuesday. The incident took place after the post that was derogatory to Islam and its belief went viral on Social Media. 

After the incident, the police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. Meanwhile, hundreds more gathered and march towards DJ Halli Police Station, torching down vehicles outside the police station and demanding FIR and immediate arrest. Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai said that strict action would be taken against the guilty and several special teams have been formed to nab culprits.

According to news agency ANI, two people were killed in police firing and as many as 60 police personnel sustained injuries in the violence. 

Meanwhile, the accused Naveen has been arrested for sharing the derogatory post on social media. Section 144 has been imposed across Bengaluru following the violence that erupted in some parts of the city.

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