Three people were stabbed, and many others injured after an argument between two groups belonging to two different communities led to violence in Karnataka's Bagalkot Wednesday evening. The incident happened in Kerur town near Badami.
The incident allegedly occurred when one of the victims tried to lodge a complaint against a woman doctor over her Facebook post against the remarks made by former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
Those who received stab injuries are identified as Lakshman Kattimani, Arun Kattimani and Yamanur Chungin, all residents of Kerur town, reported The New Indian Express.
As the two groups clashed, some of them burnt set ablaze several shops, two-wheelers and carts of fruit and vegetable vendors.
According to an NDTV report, each side accused the other of harassing women. Police said soon after the incident, a group of miscreants barged into the market, set fire to carts and vandalised bikes. Ten people have been detained in connection with the incident and we are interrogating them, they added.
Deputy Commissioner Sunil Kumar said, “The CrPC Section 144 will be clamped for two days beginning from midnight of July 6. Schools and colleges have been ordered to be closed in Kerur town on Thursday. The situation is under control and police are probing the incident.”