Updated May 25th, 2024 at 18:30 IST

Caught On Camera: Roadside Gangwar in Karnataka's Udupi Goes Viral

A mobile video captured by a resident of a nearby high-rise showed that two Maruti Swift cars were involved in the incident.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Gang war on Udupi-Manipal Road | Image:X
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New Delhi: A video has been doing rounds on social media platforms capturing a fight between two groups in Karnataka's coastal town Udupi. The incident which took place on May 18 left a person injured. A total of six people were involved in the fight. The police reported that two individuals have been arrested, while the other four remain at large. The police stated that the fight erupted due to a financial dispute.

What's In The Video?

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A mobile video captured by a resident of a nearby high-rise showed that two Maruti Swift cars were involved in the incident. According to the police, a search team has been assembled to locate the four men who are still at large.

The footage showed one of the cars reversing at high speed and colliding with the other car's bonnet, causing black smoke to emerge. Shortly thereafter, men from both vehicles exited and started throwing stones at each other. During the fight, one of the cars struck a man wielding a stick, throwing him to the ground where he lay injured.

Taking to X, a Karnataka doctor shared the video demanding strict action against the culprits. "Very bad state of affairs. Gang war in Udupi. Incident happened recently late night, two groups fought on Udupi-Manipal highway near Kunjibettu. Where is the younger generation heading? Stringent action should be taken against all these culprits," orthopaedic surgeon Dr Durgaprasad Hegde said in the post.

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Political Row Erupts

A political controversy has flared up over a viral video, with the BJP accusing the Congress party of being responsible for the current situation in the state. In an official X post, Karnataka BJP wrote, “Gang wars, rape of young women, assault, murder, bomb blasts, ganja, opium, rave parties, Pakistan Zindabad slogans etc common under the Congress government rule This is the result of the government as thet gave aa free hand to the terrorists, fanatics, thugs, miscreants. The chief minister Siddaramaiah is making the police puppets. In the state. This is the Karnataka model that Congress is showing to the country.”

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Published May 25th, 2024 at 14:10 IST