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Nine arrested after two groups clash

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The Uppinangady police have arrested nine persons in connection with the clash between two groups over opening of a haircutting saloon in Nelyady on Tuesday.

The clash took a communal turn and police had to resort to lathi charge to disperse the crowd.

A haircutting saloon owner belonging to one community had kept his shop open on Tuesday, when many of the haircutting saloons are closed. Another haircutting saloon owner, belonging to another community, and a few of his friends went to the former’s shop and asked him to close down. A heated argument then lead to exchange of blows. Supporters from both the groups started assembling near the haircutting saloon. Following a call from a resident, Head Constable Balakrishna and few of his colleagues came to the spot and tried to diffuse the situation.

A few minutes later additional forces were called and the agitated group was sent away.

Superintendent of Police Sharanappa S.D. said both groups have filed complaints against the other for causing trouble. The police registered a suo motu case of obstructing official discharge of work as some policemen were injured while dispersing the crowd. The nine accused persons, who belonging to the two communities, have been remanded to judicial custody till November 7.

Five arrested

The Central Crime Branch police have arrested five persons allegedly involved in the murder of 25-year-old Vikky alias Vikram near a bar in Thokkottu on October 26.

Vikky, who has been involved in many criminal cases, and his friend Avinash had been to a party thrown by his friend Lohit Gatty on October 25 evening. Vikky and Avinash left the party after Avinash had a heated exchange with Ravichandra, who is also involved in various criminal cases.

Ravichandra and his accomplices followed Vikky and Avinash, who on a motorcycle. Vikky was stopped at a point and then hacked to death in the early hours of October 26.

The police gave the names of accused as Ravichandra (26), Harsharaj (23), Shiva (28), Deepak Sapaliga (30) and Sudhakar (24). The accused were involved cases of attempt to murder, extortion and other criminal cases, the police said.

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