The murder of a youth on Sunday sparked tension in Arasikere taluk in Hassan district.
The deceased youth, identified as Emmanuel Varun(25) was stabbed to death in Arsikere town by a gang of five.
The deceased, who works as an ambulance driver, was killed after he asked a few men to stop fighting.
He reportedly said so as it was causing inconvenience to the patients. Even as the accused attacked him, no on tried to stop them.
On Monday, several shops and vehicles were damaged by the mob. Others pulled down their shutters.
Police said that murder was because of a personal enmity. However, a senior administrative official admits that the incident had a communal colour.
One person has been arrested in connection with the case and the police are in the lookout for 4 other accused.
The official said that tension has simmered down, but the police will be keeping a watch for a couple of more days.