Curfew clamped in two East Bengaluru localities after violent protest

Bengaluru: Curfew has been imposed in KG Haloli and DJ Halli localities in East Bengaluru after a violent protest broke out here over an offensive social media post.
At least two people were killed and scores of others were injured when the police opened fire on a mob after violence erupted over an offensive post on a social media platform here in Devarajeevanahalli and Kadugondanahalli police station limits last night.
According to official sources, curfew has been imposed in two localities, where the law and order situation have currently been brought under control.
The Commissioner has appealed the masses not to resort to violence.
An extra police force has been deployed here as a precautionary measure, the sources said.
Meanwhile, Karnataka Home minister Basavaraj Bommai, while condemning the violent incident, has said, “Strict action would be taken against anybody who would indulge in disturbing the peace and harmony.”
He too has appealed the people to remain calm and not to indulge in any kind of violent activities.
The Local Congress MLA, Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, whose house was torched and damaged by the agitated mob, also made a similar appeal while assuring the masses to bring culprits to the book.