RSS worker’s funeral procession turns violent following stone pelting

A mob turned violent near B C Road bus stand on Saturday when some miscreants pelted stones at the funeral procession of a RSS cadre.

Published: 09th July 2017 12:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2017 12:02 PM   |  A+A-

Police resorted to lathicharge at Kaikamba in B C Road on Saturday to quell an unruly mob that was damaging vehicles | Express Photos

By Express News Service

MANGALURU: Thousands of people came out to pay final tributes to RSS man Sharath Madivala, who died on Friday night. Several youngsters followed the funeral procession on their two-wheelers, which was taken out from the mortuary of AJ Hospital in Mangaluru to Sharath’s native place, on Saturday morning.

Pro-Hindu outfit leaders had asked the public to maintain peace during the procession. They had also told the public not to shout any provocative slogans during the procession. Following the instructions, only ‘Bolo Bharath Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Amar Rahe Sharath Kumar’ were raised throughout the procession.

The ambulance carrying the mortal remains of Sharath was in the front and motorcycles, cars and other vehicles followed the ambulance. The funeral procession went via KPT, Nanthoor, Bajal, Adyar, Farangipete, Thumbay and B C Road.

Things took an ugly turn once the ambulance reached Kaikamba in B C Road. A few miscreants pelted stones and threw bottles at the procession from Sulthan- a commercial complex in the vicinity. Soon after, stone pelting was reported from another building located near B C Road bus stand. A few youngsters in the procession also started to pelt stones at the commercial complex.

Police immediately rushed to the buildings and detained five people for questioning. Police resorted to lathi charge when an enraged mob started damaging the vehicles on the road.

Several vehicles including autorickshaws, car, tempos and an ATM kiosk have been damaged.


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