Some angry villagers in Karnataka’s Kadabi Shivapur village in Belagavi set a primary school teacher’s house on fire following an objectionable post against the Pulwama attack allegedly put by her on social media. The youth alleged that she had posted pro-Pakistan slogans on social media.
The youths from the village gathered in front of her house and set it on fire. A portion of the house, including the roof, was damaged. The issue escalated when young men of the village started pelting stones at her residence
Meanwhile, the teacher was arrested and sent to judicial custody for allegedly posting an objectionable post on Facebook. According to Police, a case was registered u/s 121 A, 153 & 153 A of IPC.
Police informed that some villagers tried to set her house on fire but the situation was brought under control.
Members of the Federation of Youth Organizations also reportedly demanded a rigorous action against the woman. Reports said hundreds of people who arrived at the Sangai Rayanna circle later set tires afire and shouted slogans against Pakistan.
The protest continued till MLA Ananda Mamani intervened. While Mamani also sought action against the errant teacher, he appealed for peace and withdrawal of protest. Traffic was disrupted for hours due to the protest.