Mangaluru, Jul 12: Communal tension prevailed for a while at Kalladka town of Bantwal taluk in Dakshina Kannada last evening when a group of saffron chauvinists, claiming to be saviors of Hindutva laid siege to a house where two female medical students were put up.
According to sources, two Bengaluru bound female medical students – a Hindu and a Muslim – had come to latter’s relative’s house near Sri Rama High School at Kalladka. The duo had planned to board a Bengaluru-bound bus last night.
However, at around 7:30 p.m. a group of saffron activists, who came to know about the presence of a Hindu girl in a Muslim house, rushed to the spot and laid siege to the house.
They started raising provocative slogans against Muslims and accused the house occupants of attempting conversion of the Hindu girl.
The Bantwal Police led by Assistant Superintendent of Police Rishikesh Sonawane rushed to the spot and sent away the group and provided security to the girls, who left for Bengaluru finally.
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