Bangalore, Sep 22: Police burst tear gas shells and fired in the air to quell infuriated mob which engaged in arson and looting in Gangavathi town in Koppal district during the immersion of Ganesh idol late last night.
According to police sources, the trouble started when some miscreants threw stones at the Ganesh Idol procession in Gangavathi town.
In protest against the incident of stone throwing on the Ganesha procession. the mob went on rampage and reportedly set fire to many shops belonging to a particular community.
Following the incident, the processionists abandoned the Ganesh Idol on the road itself in protest and targetted shops belonging to minority communities.
The police who intervened to bring normalcy burst tear gas shells and also reportedly opened fire in the air to disburse the agitating crowd.
Additional Director General of Police Mr Shankar Bidari informed UNI