Mangaluru, July 8,2017: Stone pelting incidents have been reported near Melkar and B C Road just as the vehicle carrying the mortal remains of RSS activist Sharath Madivala passed that way towards Kandur in Sajipamunnur. Crowds began to pelt stones with shops also targeted. As the situation grew further tense following altercation, police resorted to lathi charge to disperse the mob. It has been reliably gathered that one person was seriously injured in the incident.
The procession carrying the body of the RSS activist Sharath began from the AJ Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the past few days ever since he was injured in a brutal attack last week. Hundreds of Hindu activists with black flags tied to their vehicles participated in the procession.
A large contingent of police personnel have been deployed along the procession route while in Bantwal CRPF personnel have also been pressed into service.
All shops and business establishments have remained closed following the tense situation prevailing in the area.