Mysuru lymped back to normalcy on Tuesday after a bandh marked by stray violence in the city on Monday. The violence was the fallout of the murder of a BJP worker by unidentified assailants.
The Hindu reported that flag marches were carried out in sensitive parts of the city while platoons of the Rapid Action Force were also deployed
Raju (30) was attacked with machetes and other lethal weapons when he was drinking tea in a roadside stall with his friend on Sunday evening. He was rushed to KR Hospital where he was declared brought dead, the police said.
Demanding immediate arrest of culprits, BJP called for a Mysuru bandh on Monday. Angry protesters set an autorickshaw afire and stoned a police jeep and several buses, besides forcing closure of shops, police said.
However, The Hindu reports that on Tuesday most schools and colleges held classes though some chose to remain shut. According to the report the police had said that no fresh violence was report either.
On Monday, protesters ransacked several shops in Devaraja Market and deflated tyres of buses during the bandh, forcing police to lathicharge them at two places.
Prohibitory orders have been imposed in the city.
In Mangaluru, Home Minister G Parameshwara said all steps have been taken to arrest the assailants soon and no political colour should be given to the incident.
State DGP Om Prakash said additional police force, including Karnataka State Reserve Police, had been deployed to maintain law and order and appealed for communal harmony.
With PTI inputs