Tension Follows Buddhist Bhikku's Death in Mumbai

January 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Economic Times


Tension prevailed in various places across the city today following the alleged suicide of a Buddhist priest opposing a redevelopment project in north east Mumbai's Deonar, police said.

Sporadic incidents of arson, stone pelting and shops being forcibly shut were reported from various places in the city as the news of the suicide spread.

Impromptu and "leaderless" protest marches were also carried out by various groups in the city following the incident.

The situation seemed to be under control by late evening with heavy security arrangements, including the deployment of reserve forces, being made by the police.