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Communal riot breaks out in Karnataka’s Koppal; 2 killed, 6 injured


Koppal: Two people were killed and six others were injured after a clash broke out between two communities at the Hulihyder village of Koppal district in Karnataka. The clashes took place after a Hindu boy went to meet a Muslim girl on the occasion of Muharram, following which arguments broke out between two sections.

Two people, who lost their lives in the alleged communal clash were identified as Pasha Walli (22) and Yenakapaa Talavad (60)– who succumbed to their injuries and died in the hospital. Right after that the people from both communities joined them and started beating each other. A total of eight people were injured in the clash, so far.

The local administration has imposed Section 144 in the area. Further investigation into the matter is going on, police officials informed.


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