Puttur, November 14: Two incidents of violence have been reported from Puttur during the district bandh called by VHP and Bajrang Dal on Friday November 13th.
In one incident, two members who arrived on a bike stabbed a youth named as Mohammed Haris (21) near a school at Golithottu.
It is gathered that when Mohammed Haris was returning on a bike with his friend Ashraf after offering prayers at the local mosque on Friday. Ashraf was riding the bike while Haris was sitting pillion. While they were riding, two men on a bike passed by them and attacked Haris with a machete and speed away, said the sources.
Critically injured Haris was admitted to Falnir hospital in Mangaluru.
The police have visited the spot and inspected. A case has been registered at Uppinangady police station.
Miscreants pelt stones in Savanur: SI injured.
Argument took place over the matter of closure of shop in Savanur, Puttur taluk that turned violent and the police had to conduct mild lathi charge to disperse the crowd. In the later developments, stones were pelted at the place by miscreants. In this incident, SI Ravi BS from Sampya rural police station was injured.
It is gathered from the sources that while all the shops were closed due to bandh, one of the locals refused to close the shutters of his shop. A group asked the shop keeper to shut his shop. Soon, verbal arguments took place and turned into a fight. As the news spread, two groups gathered at the spot and a tense situation prevailed, it is learnt.
The police arrived at the spot and resorted to lathi charge to disperse the crowd. Stones were also pelted a police jeep and SI Ravi sustained injuries.
Stones placed across road in Vittal:
In Vittal town and in the surrounding areas, bundh was successful as shops and business firms remained completely closed. In some places, tyres were set on fire and in other places; trees and stones were kept on the stones and effected the traffic movement.
Private and K.S.R.T.C buses remained off the roads from early morning. In Vittal town, as the shops began to open shutters in the morning, the police took precautionary measures and asked the shop owners to close the shutters. Apart from the Medical shops, all the shops remained completely closed. Some shop owners voluntarily closed the shops.
Roads were blocked in Peruvai. Youth from Kerala had gathered at the spot and the police dispersed them from the spot, it is said. On the stretch that links Kanyana to Kerala, Acacia trees were rolled on across the roads from Nellikatte to Muguli.
In Mani, stones were placed across the road on the National Highway.