Mangaluru, Oct 20, 2015: At least five persons were injured following clashes between members of two communities at Chitrapur near Suratkal on October 18 over the issue of girls belonging to different communities meeting each other.
Sources revealed that two girls belonging to one particular community used to often visit a shop at Chitrapur where three of their female friends used to work. However, this was objected by locals on the grounds that the girls even used to talk to the shop owner who belonged to another community.
It is said on October 19, Monday evening too the girls had visited the shop when objections were again raised. Very soon arguments and counter arguments resulted in a clash in which five persons sustained injuries.
The Suratkal police who rushed to the spot managed to bring the situation under control.
Two of the injured namely Bharath and Pushparaj have been admitted to a private hospital in Suratkal while three others namely Samshuddin, Altaf and Ajmal are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mangaluru.
Former MLA of Suratkal and former minister Krishna Palemar met the injured Bharath and Pushparaj un the hospital.
Investigations are underway.