Karnataka: More than 25 arrested in connection with violence in Koppal

Published on Aug 12, 2022 12:20 PM IST

The Karnataka Police on Friday informed that more than 25 people were taken into custody in Hulihyder village, in connection with the alleged communal violence that erupted here in Koppal, at the time of Muharram.

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Karnataka Police on Friday said that more than 25 people were taken into custody in Hulihyder village, in connection with a clash that broke out between two communities in the Koppal district on Muharram.

"More than 25 people were taken into custody in Hulihyder village related to the violence which occurred at the time of Muharram. Investigation going on," said Arunagshu Giri, Superintendent of Police, Koppal.

The SP also informed that two people were killed in the alleged clash between two communities and assured that persons involved in the violence will be booked

"We will book the cases. We have come to know that two groups allegedly indulged in this incident, of which two people have died. We will file the First Information Report," he said.

He said, "We have deployed the police and have asked to impose Section 144 in the area for seven days."

According to police, two people-- identified as Pasha Walli (22) and Yenakapaa Talavad (60) succumbed to their injuries at the hospital, while other six persons were also reported injured in the clash that took place on Thursday.

The clash took place after a Hindu boy went to meet a Muslim girl on the occasion during a Muharram programme, following which an argument broke out between the groups.

Right after that the people from both communities joined in and started beating each other, which resulted in the clashes.

Further investigation is underway.

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