One person has reportedly been shot. The crowd has been dispersed and situation has been brought under control by the police.
Massive violence has broke out in Bengaluru's DJ Halli area after kin of a Congress MLA allegedly posted a derogatory post about Prophet Mohammed, hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims. The angry mob attacked Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy's house and burnt down the vehicles parked outside the home.
A large crowd also gathered outside DJ Halli police station, who are demanded police to take action against MLA's relative P Naveen, who'd allegedly posted a disrespectful post about Prophet Mohammed. Footage from the violence site shows people gathered in a huge number gathered outside the MLA's house amid COVID-19 pandemic.
In one of the videos shared through WhatsApp and on social media shows one protestor requesting people to maintain social distancing. Another video also showed torched vehicles outside the MLA's house.
"A Facebook post by my sister's son has gone viral. I have nothing to do with the post. The post is said to be against some particular community and I have asked the police to arrest the person who has put up the offensive post," said Srinivas Murthy.
Chamrajpet MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan has also arrived at D.J. Halli police station to lodge a complaint against the MLA's kin. However, the kin has said that his account was hacked.
"The community is furious and the situation is going out of control. I am in the police station along with religious leaders of our community to file the complaint. We will stage a protest tomorrow," said Zameer Ahmed.