Bengaluru Rioters Pelted Stones On Bengaluru Cops And Attacked Police Station, Claims EyewitnessAftermath of Bengaluru Riots (Twitter)

An eyewitness has been quoted by Hindustan Times as saying that a large group of rioters was involved in the attack on Bengaluru police personnel and a police station after an irate Muslim mob went on a rampage over an Facebook post that they deemed derogatory to Mohammed whom they revere as their Prophet.

The eyewitness who was reportedly part of a civil defence squad assisting the police, also said that, "It was not the police’s fault, it was the public’s fault".

He also said that the mob "pelted stones at police personnel and damaged property at a police station".

The Bengaluru police has now arrested SDPI leader Muzamil Pasha for his suspected role in the engineering the deadly mob violence.

The irate mob indulged in rioting and arson attempted to set on fire the residence of Congress MLA Akhand Srinivasa Murthy and a nearby DJ Halli police station. The mob also vandalised houses, torching police vehicles and pelted stones at the cops.

Update: The Hindustan Times report has now clarified that the eyewitness' earlier claims of a 60,000 strong mob was found to be untrue. The report has been updated to reflect this change.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement