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First look: Crowd frenzy leads to lathicharge

Police lathicharge to control crowdsPolice resorted to "mild lathicharge" and burst teargas shells near the Kanteerava stadiumin Bangaloretoday as it became virtually uncontrollable to regulate thousands of mourners who thronged to pay last repects to departed matinee idol Rajkumar.

Look: Bangalore pays last respects

As emotions ran high, police had a very tough timecontrolling the mourners, who included a large number of women, and had to use canes and teargas shells in the process.

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At least two state-owned buses were set on fire near the stadium and scores of private vehicles damaged by the unruly crowd, which also attacked the police and fought back their attempts at control.

"It was an outpouring of grief on a scale unprecedented in Karnataka's history," an official said. Government offices banks, courts, educational institutions were closed today as a mark of respect to Rajkumar. Vehicular traffic was thin on the roads, while shops and business establishments downed their shutters.

Meanwhile, Rajkumar's body is slated to be taken in a procession this afternoon to Kanteerava studios in Nandini layout area for a funeral with full state honours.

Special: Farewell, Dr Rajkumar

Text: PTI | Photograph: Getty Images

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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: Demise of Dr.Raj,

Dr.Rajkumar popularly known as "Annavaru" in Kannada means Big Brother, He is totally different personality in India. He was so popular but never entered politics ...

Posted by Gauribidanur. Prabhakar

Sub: vandalism not sentiments

First things first. What we are witnessing in Bangalore is not outpouring of a grieving populace, it is vandalism and opportunist politics, to put the ...

Posted by the vigilante

Sub: Rajkumar's demise and the mob frenzy

Ok he was the icon of Krantaka's culture, a fine artiste, a good person and a thorough gentleman. But if people really loved him so ...

Posted by Thobey Srinivasan

Sub: This is ridiculous!!

I am suprised by the ppl reaction.. if somebody dies whts the point having protest or buring public property . this is not going lead ...

Posted by Abhishekhar

Sub: Stop Violence

When we talk about respect it is so depressing that at the same time we hear about Violence. We cannot afford to do this as ...

Posted by anita


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