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Miscreants torch grocery shop ; tension in Gangolli

Miscreants torch grocery shop ; tension in Gangolli

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, Jan 21, 2015:  Tension prevails in Gangolli town since January 20 Tuesday night after a grocery shop  was set afire allegedly by some miscreants. The shop named Venkateshwara Stores  is owned by Venkatesh Bhasker Shenoy. It has been gathered that schools and business establishments in the town have remained close in the  aftermath of the incident.



Miscreants torch grocery shop at kundapura 1


The fire was first noticed in the shop at around 2 am. The fire mishap was captured on CCTV camera which also shows three men  at the spot.

It is learnt the miscreants poured kerosene to set the shop on fire. Venkatesh who rushed to the spot on coming to know about the incident, also sustained injuries. A car  which was parked nearby too was partially gutted.

Though a house was also located nearby, timely action in extinguishing the fire averted further damage.

The exact cause for the torching of the shop is not known as the shop owner had good relations with the public.

Dr Annamalai, SP has visited the spot along with senior police officials.

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