Mangaluru: Trouble erupts at Adyar Padavu after stones pelted at BJP victory rally

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, May 15: Trouble erupted at Adyar Padavu here late evening on Tuesday May 15 after stones were pelted at a BJP victory procession.

The BJP which won in seven out of eight assembly seats in Dakshina Kannada had organised a victory procession late evening on Tuesday, as the EC had given strict orders not to hold such celebrations during daytime on counting day.

As the procession was passing through Adyar Padavu, unidentified people reportedly belonging to a community started pelting stones on the BJP workers and supporters, it is said.

However, locals alleged that those in the rally threw stones at a local mosque first, and then the people there retaliated.

Police sources said that stones were pelted by both sides at each other.

A man identified as Ashok was allegedly beaten by the same persons who pelted stones at the procession.

Stones were also pelted at the Shree Ramanjaneya Vyayama Shale, damaging its name board and window panes. A bike was also damaged, sources said.

Mangaluru rural police arrived at the spot and brought the situation under control.

Ashok has been admitted to a private hospital.