Bengaluru:Apparently irked by a social media post, a group of miscreants torched the house of a Congress MLA from Pulikeshinagar Akhanda Srinivas Mmurthy and also vandalised KG Halli police station.
The group alleged that Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s nephew had posted derogatory comments against a minority community and demanded immediate action against him.
Police fired in the air to disburse the mob, comprising over 250 people, who were pelting stones at houses in the area. However, the mob went berserk, damaging vehicles parked on the roadside.
Chamarajpet MLA B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan rushed to the spot and tried to comfort the agitated mob. However, it was not possible to comfort the mob, which broke into small groups and started pelting stones at police also.
Akhanda Srinivasmurthy said that the tension was over a social media post by a youth from his constituency. “Some people allege that my nephew had made some derogatory remarks on minority community. But, the police has already arrested one perso