Karnataka: Stone pelting between two groups causes communal tension in Mangaluru

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Karnataka: Stone pelting between two groups causes communal tension in Mangaluru

The first stone pelting took place at around 10.30pm. The second began later in the night at Thota Bengre.

Violence broke out on Tuesday evening after a group belonging to the minority community in the Kasaba Bengre area got into an argument with the BJP workers who were heading to Mangaluru after attending party chief Amit Shahs fishermen convention in Malpe beach.

Things escalated when BJP supporters travelling in a bus started sloganeering while passing through a Muslim dominated locality.

The enraged men stopped the bus and an argument ensued between both the groups. This led to stone pelting during which four people including a few policemen were seriously injured.

The first stone pelting incident took place at around 10.30pm. The second began later in the night at Thota Bengre.

Window panes of a place of worship and a house were damaged by bike borne miscreants.

TR Suresh, Mangalore Police Commissioner said that the police have managed to restore calm in the area and a case has been registered in the Panambur police station.