Kundapur: The Kota police personnel, on Monday night, are alleged to have used brute force to stop a pre-wedding function that was being held at Koraga colony under Kotathattu gram panchayat over complaints about the loud music.
The bridegroom Rajesh, a resident of the colony had held a Mehendi ceremony at his residence on Monday night. Taking objection to the loud music that was being played here, a local is said to have complained to the police who then reached the venue.
According to reports police used lathis on the guests, including the women and children at the function. As many as nine persons were injured in the chaos and were later admitted to the government hospital here.
The police also detained the bridegroom, few other guests including a Koraga community leader, and took them to the station. Irked by this the locals protested in front of the station whereafter the police released the detained persons.
Brahmavara Circle Inspector Anantha Padmanabha visited the spot and interacted with the protestors.
Stating that the manner in which police acted was inhumane and degrading to the ST community, the Koraga community leaders and others demanded the suspension of the concerned official, failing which they warned of holding a protest rally.