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Four teams formed to investigate Bengaluru violence


Bengaluru, Aug 13: A team of four member has been formed on Thursday to investigate the August 11th Bengaluru Violence.

Bengaluru violence: City Police forms four teams to investigate

A day after the violent attack on the house of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy in Kaval Byrasandra and subsequent riots, arsoning in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits, the police officials have registered a total of seven FIRs (First Information Report) in both DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations.

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Meanwhile, Sec 144 has been imposed in DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits till 6 am on August 15.

Areas under Pulakeshinagar assembly constituency here resembled a war zone on Wednesday, hours after after an unruly mob went on a rampage torching vehicles, irked over a ''communally sensitive'' social media post allegedly by put up by a relative of a Congress MLA. Charred vehicles, shards of glass from broken windows, stones and bricks lie strewn over the deserted roads of the violence-affected localities.

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    Earlier, three people were killed in police firing and scores of others wounded, including at least 50 policemen in the violence and arson that erupted in the city on Tuesday night and continued till the wee hours of Wednesday. Property of Congress legislator Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy and his family members were targeted after a ''communally sensitive'' social media post uploaded online by one of his relatives enraged a section of people.

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    "We were not at home when all this happened," Jayanthi, the MLA''s sister said weeping inconsolably. "The only solace is that my brother and his family are safe," she said.

    The violent crowd set on fire police vehicles and barged into DJ Halli police station on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday and damaged the property. Police have arrested about 110 people on charges of rioting.

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