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.
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.