One dead in clash over Tipu Sultan anniversary

Bengaluru, Nov 10 (IANS) A 50-year-old man died of injuries sustained in a clash while protesting the Karnataka government’s Tipu Sultan Jayanthi celebrations in Madikeri of Kodagu district on Tuesday, authorities said.

Kutappa suffered head injuries in stone pelting when a pro-Tipu Sultan group and Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists clashed at Thimmaiah circle in Madikeri, officials said.

When a Muslim group celebrating the birth anniversary of the 18th century Mysore ruler and the VHP group opposing it came face to face, a showdown took place on Tuesday morning, leaving three more people injured.

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