On Tuesday night Congress MLA Srinivasa Murthy was attacked by an angry mob carrying machetes, swords and petrol bombs.
The MLA said he had a miraculous escape and claimed that the attack seemed to be ‘well-planned’.
“It is a miracle that I am alive.. When the incident happened I was outside. Some well wishers in the area called me and forewarned me and thus I managed to escape, otherwise I don’t think I would be alive today,” said Srinivasa
At least 3 people have been killed with more than 100 injured. This mob aggression followed over an objectionalbe Facebook post by Srinivasa Murthy’s nephew allegedly insulting the prophet of a community went viral in DJ Halli area of the state
The mob also attacked Murth’s house, damaged and looted it
Section 144 of CRPC has been imposed across Bangalore. Police have also arrested MLA’s relative Naveen, accused of posting offensive material on Facebook.