Three Die In Karnataka Violence

July 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

At least three people have been killed in violent clashes between mobs of Hindus and Muslims in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

Two people died in the riots in the city of Mysore and a third was killed when police opened fire.

Violence began when the carcass of a pig was thrown into a mosque. A curfew has been imposed in the affected areas.

Mysore has a significant Muslim population and police say it has a history of religious strife.