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Kodi tense after clashes erupt

Kundapur: A trivial issue snow balled into a communal clash and once again Halavalli in Kodi here grasped by tension on Sunday afternoon January 25.

As the clashes between the groups took violent turn police rushed to the spot and tried to take control of the situation. All of a sudden groups started pelting stones at the police due to which Kundapur SI Nasir Hussain sustained injuries on his leg while constable Raju received injuries on his face. Several women also injured in the incident. The injured were admitted to a private hospital in Kundapur.

 The reason:

On Sunday afternoon few youths belonging one community were sitting in a petty shop near Kinara bar in Halavalli. Some youth from another community came to the same petty shop and one among them started videographing the place with his mobile and showed his finger to the other youths. Enraged by this the youths who were already sitting in the shop abused him and clash broke between two groups.

Later the youth entered into a nearby house where marriage function was going on and threw stones at the window glasses and damaged the house.

As the news spread in the region people from both the community started throwing stones, bottles at eachother. Police rushed to the spot and tried take control of the situation. They lathi charged to control the situation but that went in vain, later they used three tear gases to disperse the groups.

Extra police force was called from Shankarnarayana and Amasebail. Two KSRP and two DAR teams were deployed in the region.
  • Published in Udupi
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