Violence erupts in Bengaluru over Facebook post: Two dead and section 144 imposed

August 12, 2020: Two people were killed in Bengaluru after police opened fire as clashes broke out in parts of the city on Tuesday night .

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Violence erupts in Bengaluru over Facebook post

August 12, 2020: Two people were killed in Bengaluru after police opened fire as clashes broke out in parts of the city on Tuesday night after a youth allegedly posted derogatory content inciting hatred on Facebook.

As per reports, the youth, Naveen who is said to be associated with the Congress lawmaker, has been arrested.

Members of the minority community pelted stones at the residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Shrinivasa Murthy, DJ Halli and KG Halli Police Stations.

60 policemen sustained injuries as the mob hurled bottles and stones at them while protesting against the Facebook post which allegedly insulted the religious figure.

The city police commissioner Kamal Pant has said that the police have also detained 149 people for rioting. People familiar to the development said that the youth arrested for posting the content has denied his role saying that his social media account was hacked.

Section 144 has been imposed across Bengaluru following the violence that erupted in some parts of the city.

State Home Minister B Bommai said that nobody will be allowed to take the law into their own hands. He also added that additional police forces have been deployed to maintain law and order.

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