Tension gripped Murdeshwar town in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district on Sunday after a woman was found dead in the house belonging to a person from another community. Murdeshwar and Bhatkal are communally sensitive places. Yamuna Nagappa Naik (21), working as a domestic help, was allegedly murdered inside the house where she was working. Hindu organisations alleged that Yamuna was raped and murdered by the members of the family where she was working. Tension gripped he town with people belonging to rival communities taking to the streets and throwing stones at each other. The police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

— Correspondent