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India: Three killed in Bengaluru riot over Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad03:13

India: Three killed in Bengaluru riot over Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad

India, Bengaluru
August 13, 2020 at 00:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least three people died in Bengaluru on Tuesday after thousands rioted over a Facebook post about Prophet Muhammad, in a disturbance that saw a police station being attacked and vehicles being torched.

The burnt facade of the DJ Halli Police Station and the scale of the damage from the previous day's riot, which was reportedly sparked by a derogatory Facebook remark about the Prophet Muhammad allegedly made by the nephew of Congress politician R. Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, could be seen on Wednesday. Local media quoted the nephew as saying that his account had been hacked.

Bengaluru police reportedly used live ammunition to disperse rioters, after having used tear gas and batons.

According to media, Bengaluru police said that one person has been arrested in connection with the post, in addition to 110 others in relation to the violence.

India: Three killed in Bengaluru riot over Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad03:13
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At least three people died in Bengaluru on Tuesday after thousands rioted over a Facebook post about Prophet Muhammad, in a disturbance that saw a police station being attacked and vehicles being torched.

The burnt facade of the DJ Halli Police Station and the scale of the damage from the previous day's riot, which was reportedly sparked by a derogatory Facebook remark about the Prophet Muhammad allegedly made by the nephew of Congress politician R. Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, could be seen on Wednesday. Local media quoted the nephew as saying that his account had been hacked.

Bengaluru police reportedly used live ammunition to disperse rioters, after having used tear gas and batons.

According to media, Bengaluru police said that one person has been arrested in connection with the post, in addition to 110 others in relation to the violence.

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