Group assaults a youth in Vittal, causes tension in the area.

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Bantwal, February 20: It is alleged that youth was beaten by a group at Vittal bus stand on night of Thursday February 19th and also damaged the bike belonging to him after which tension had prevailed in the vicinity.

The victim is identified as Abdul Naveed (18) from Okkethur. He has been admitted to a private hospital in Vittal.

It is said that when Abdul was at the bus stand in his bike, an argument took place between Abdul and a bus driver over the issue of taking reverse after which a group assaulted Abdul.

It is gathered that lately, clash had taken place between two groups in connection to some cattle trafficking.

The circle inspector had tried to pacify the two groups; but in vain.

Circle inspector Belliappa has informed the media that currently the situation is under control and additional police force would be deployed if needed.

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