Mysore: Muslim mobs go on rampage, torch temples & Hindu homes, and attempt to kill BJP leader (former city mayor)
More then 40 houses and four temples were damaged and a number of vehicles burnt
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Media censors Jihadi Violence in Mysore
date Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 4:21 AM
subject Mysore: Muslim mobs go on rampage, torch temples & Hindu homes, and attempt to kill BJP leader (former city mayor)
GROUPS CLASH IN KYATHAMARANAHALLI
Houses, vehicles torched • Cops lob tear gas • 8 including Policemen injured
Mysore, Apr.2 (KPP&ACP)- Tension prevails in Kyathamaranahalli following group clashes last night which continued till the early hours of today.
One group attacked, damaged and torched several houses including that of former Mayor H.N. Srikantaiah and pelted stones on some temples.
The violent mob also looted several houses and set ablaze the belongings after throwing them to the streets. The mob torched several vehicles.
The clashes broke out at about 10 pm. Even though the city's entire Police force was deployed in the area, the situation did not come under control till early hours of today.
The mob of hundreds of people attacked nearby houses and assaulted the inmates. The miscreants also attacked Policemen who came to prevent them and at one stage, even the Police felt helpless.
The Police were seen battling with the irate mob even as Udayagiri Police Station Assistant Sub-Inspector Hanumant-happa sustained head injuries.
Deputy Commissioner P. Manivannan, City Police Commissioner Dr. S. Parashivamurthy, DCP D'Souza, ACPs, Inspectors of all Police Stations in the city, PSIs and other Police personnel, who were deployed in the area were seen making all out efforts to bring the situation under control.
The irate mobs carrying lethal weapons resorted to street fights, following which the Police lobbed several rounds of tear gas shells. The frequent power cuts in the locality added to the woes of the Policemen in their efforts to tackle the situation.
The Police had a tough time even as the mobs played hide and seek with them.
The cause: Two youth purchased a solution from a shop near Kyathamaranahalli tent yesterday morning, it is said. They later sat on a compound wall near the tent and indulged in eve-teasing, it is alleged.
The Garuda Police vehicle attached to Udayagiri Police Station picked up the youth based on a complaint filed by the public. The youth, who were lodged in the Police Station were let-off late in the evening, it is said.
Later in the night, the mob attacked former Mayor H.N. Srikantaiah's house at 10 pm. Srikantaiah ran to the third floor of the house to escape and informed the matter to the Police over mobile phone, it is learnt.
Srikantaiah, who spoke to Star of Mysore said that as soon as the violent mob began to attack his house, he informed the Police. But by time the Police arrived, the mob had barged into his house breaking open the door and threw all belongings including furniture on to the street and set them ablaze. Though a Police jeep arrived at the spot, it beat the retreat as the mob pelted stones at it.
The group later attacked the neighbouring houses and temples causing severe damages to them.
CM's Parliamentary Secretary and MLA S.A. Ramdas visited the spot early this morning.
ASI Haumanthappa and Constable Siddiqui of Udayagiri Police Station, who were injured in the violence, are undergoing treatment at the ICU of Apollo BGS Hospitals.
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Group clashes in Mysore
Mysore (PTI): Clashes, which broke out over eve-teasing in a suburb here, resulted in arson, pelting of stones and damage to property, police said here on Thursday.
According to the police, two youth belonging to a community allegedly teased a girl from another community on Wednesday at Kyathamarenahalli area. They were detained after a complaint was filed, but released later in the night.
Soon after, some members of a group went on rampage, pelting stones at houses, including that of former Mysore Mayor Srikantaiah, setting fire to some vehicles and damaging a temple.
Police resorted to a lathicharge and later burst teargas shells. Prohibitory orders have been promulgated in the area, police said, and added some persons have been taken into custody in this connection.
Commissioner Parashivamurthy and Deputy Commissioner of Police P Manivannan visited the area. A peace meeting was also held in Mannivanan's office.
The Commissioner said normalcy has been restored in the area.
Meanwhile, BJP members staged demonstrations in protest against the violence.
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Mysore tense after group clash
Bangalore Mirror Bureau
Posted On Friday, April 03, 2009
Mysore: Prohibitory orders were issued at Kyathamaranahalli under Udayagiri police limits in Mysore after an eve teasing incident escalated to a full-fledged clash, leading to street-battles between two groups of people.
The mob also looted several houses and set ablaze the belongings after throwing them to the streets. It torched several vehicles. The clashes began on Wednesday night and continued till the early hours of Thursday.
According to sources, two young men, who were indulging in eveteasing, were arrested by the Udayagiri police. They were released late in the evening. Clashes broke out at about 10 pm on Wednesday. A huge mob attacked nearby houses and assaulted the inmates. It also attacked the police. Udayagiri police station Assistant Sub-Inspector Hanumanthappa sustained head injuries in the clash.
A small clash between two groups on Yugadi day while playing cards was said to be behind the incident. A group of people who were angry after former Mayor H N Srikantaiah joined the BJP against their wishes seem to have taken advantage of the situation.
One group attacked, damaged and torched several houses including that of Srikantaiah and pelted stones on some places of worship. Mobs carrying lethal weapons resorted in street battles, and the police lobbed several rounds of tear gas shells. The frequent power cuts in the locality made it difficult for the police to tackle the situation.
Police virtually cordoned off the area, with the deployment of a large number of police personnel to tackle any eventuality. Eight platoons of KSRP, six platoons of DAR and three platoons of CAR as well as 100 commandos were making the rounds along with mounted police.
Prohibitory orders under
Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) have been imposed for three days since midnight in Udayagiri Police Station limits including Kyathamaranahalli.
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