One killed in riots in Indian IT hub over river water dispute

By Akshay Lodaya and Supantha Mukherjee BENGALURU (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and another wounded when police opened fire to quell rioting that erupted in the Indian technology hub of Bengaluru on Monday over a long-running river water dispute with the neighboring state, an official said. Fifteen policemen were wounded after protesters set cars and buses on fire and pelted people with stones, L. Chandrashekar, a senior police officer, told Reuters. Riot police took to the streets, and public gatherings were banned in a bid to rein in the unrest, while police said the local metro network had been temporarily suspended.

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