Ulaibettu: police lathi-charge stone-pelting protesters

Six persons were injured in stone-pelting during a protest called by the Sangh Parivar on Monday.

Six persons were injured in stone-pelting during a protest called by the Sangh Parivar on Monday.  


Five policemen, protesters injured

While the road leading to Ulaibettu remained deserted, the protest called by the Sangh Parivar to condemn Friday’s group clash led to protesters resorting to stone-pelting. This led to the police lathi-charging them on Monday. In the melee, five policemen and a few protesters were injured.

The Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other affiliated organisations had called for a bandh on Monday against the alleged attack on a group proceeding to Bababudangiri in Chikkamagaluru on Friday night that led to group clashes in Ulaibettu on the outskirts of Mangaluru. Police issued prohibitory orders on movement of people in groups in Ulaibettu and neighbouring Parari area from Monday morning.

A large number of protesters, led by Rajashekarananda Swami from the Vajradehi Math, came in a procession from Vamanjoor around 11 a.m.

The police stopped them from entering the road leading to Ulaibettu. In protest, they began throwing stones at a hoarding of Mangaluru City North MLA Mohiuddin Bava. Some stones were thrown at a bus ferrying policemen, and some of them were injured. The police caned the protesters, who finally dispersed. Nearly 60 protesters were taken into custody.

Business establishments and educational institutions in Ulaibettu, Parari, Vamanjoor and Gurupura remained closed.

The Karnataka State Reserve Police and District Armed Reserve were posted at different spots. Buses did not ply between the city and Moodbidri through Vamanjoor.

Two stabbed

Mohammed Sharief (45), from Kunjatbail, was reportedly stabbed by two persons who had come to his chicken stall. In his complaint to the police, Mr. Sharief said the attack was a result of the Ulaibettu clash on Friday night.Scrap dealer Syed Wasim (40), was attacked near a lodge in Bunder on Sunday night. However, Mr. Hithendra said investigations have not revealed any link with the group clash in Ulaibettu.

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