After the death of a youth who was injured in a scuffle related to selling of Ganja in Angol on Wednesday night, some miscreants took Belgaum city on a rampage and pelted stones on whatever they saw right from KLE hospital to Angol. Major stone pelting occurred on College road where almost all shops now have broken glasses. It was a mob of 10-12 bikers who did the stone pelting and the police were mute spectators.
Prohibitory orders under sec 144 have been imposed in the entire city now.
On Wednesday night Feroz Pathan (22) was stabbed after he had a scuffle over some issue in Angol. He succumbed to his injuries today afternoon. There were plastic glasses, liquor found nearby where he was lying bleeding.
After his death was confirmed at KLE the police turned the same into a fortress with heavy police presence but the miscreants started to pelt stones from there and went upto Angol.
It is estimated that more than 30 cars were damaged. (not official figure).
After this news the main market also shut down quite early by 6.30 pm.
Later BJP leaders, MP Suresh Angadi, Prabhakar Kore and leaders from other organisations sat for a dharna at Dharmveer Sambhaji chowk. They were demanding that the culprits be arrested and then only they will vacate the place.
DC N Jayram did arrive and assured of action but the protesters did not heed to his words and continued the protest until the culprits were arrested.
People said the police were a mute spectator and did not act at all.
If the mob on bikes were pelting stones why wasnt they stopped by the police at a later stage?
Werent the CCTV cameras working?
Weren’t the wireless systems working? If the miscreants pelted stones and were going forward why is that the police could not stop them and arrest them?
The sequence of pelting stones has been recorded in many CCTV cameras of the shops as well and also the ones installed by the Police why this police inaction and why is that Belgaum is made communally sensitive when in reality the cause has nothing to communal sentiments.
We must all pray that may the Lord grant them wisdom and help the Belagumites live a peaceful life.