Riot-hit areas of Bengaluru’s Pulakeshinagar resemble war zone

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Riot-hit areas of Bengaluru’s Pulakeshinagar resemble war zone


BENGALURU: Areas under Pulakeshinagar assembly constituency in Bengaluru resembled a war zone on Wednesday, hours after after an unruly mob went on a rampage torching vehicles, irked over a ‘communally sensitive’ social media post allegedly put up by a relative of a Congress MLA.

Charred vehicles, shards of glass from broken windows, stones and bricks lie strewn over the deserted roads of the violence-affected localities.

GN Shivamurthy, deputy commissioner, Bengaluru Urban visits #DJhalli police station that was vandalised last night,… https://t.co/fC4Z1ASX4b

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Earlier, three people were killed in police firing and scores of others wounded, including at least 50 policemen in the violence and arson that erupted in the city on Tuesday night and continued till the wee hours of Wednesday.

Quick Edit: Cops must take action in B’luru violenceBengaluru violence live: SDPI leader detainedProperty of Congress legislator Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy and his family members were targeted after a ‘communally sensitive’ social media post uploaded online by one of his relatives enraged a section of people.

Visuals: #DJhalli police station in #BENGALURU vandalised last night, as violence broke out in the city over an all… https://t.co/qmxZ7ze2VS

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“We were not at home when all this happened,” Jayanthi, the MLA’s sister said weeping inconsolably.

Section 144 imposed in #Bengaluru . Curfew imposed in #DJHalli and KG Halli police station limits, reports ANI… https://t.co/Qkl1O7jfRU

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“The only solace is that my brother and his family are safe,” she said.

The violent crowd set on fire police vehicles

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