2 killed, 3 injured in Mysore communal clash

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Mysore, July 2 (ANI): Two persons were killed and three others injured, as two communities armed with batons and weapons clashed over an alleged desecration of a religious school in Mysore district of Karnataka on Thursday.

According to the police, they had to resort to lathi-charge and use teargas shells to disperse the crowd, as the news about the desecration angered members of one community, who came out with weapons and batons onto the streets and had a scuffle with members of another community.

During the clash, a 47-year-old labourer was caught in the scuffle and was beaten to death, while the identity of the second person killed was not known immediately, the police said. he three injured persons were admitted to a nearby Government hospital.

Following the incident, all the business establishments were shut down in the area, and a prohibatory order under Section 144 of the CrPC was promulgated. (ANI)

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