Dalit BJP Councillor hacked to death by unknown people in Bengaluru Rural

March 14, 2017, 12:40 pm
Dalit BJP Councillor hacked to death by unknown people in Bengaluru Rural
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Dalit BJP Councillor hacked to death by unknown people in Bengaluru Rural

Dalit BJP Councillor hacked to death by unknown people in Bengaluru Rural

A BJP councillor was on Tuesday hacked to death by unidentified assailants at Anekal in Bengaluru rural district.

BJP Councillor and Dalit leader Srinivas Prasad, popularly known as Kithaganahalli Vasu, was stabbed with sharp weapons around 5 AM. The police is clueless about the reason behind the murder and Bengaluru Rural Superintendent of Police Vinit Singh said over telephone that it is too early to comment on it as they are investigating the case.

Local media reported that a land dispute has been cited the reason behind the killing.

A case of murder has been registered at the Hebbagudi police station, against unidentified persons.

According to reports, Prasad, who was in his car traveling towards Hosur Road, was accosted by the assailants in the early hours of Tuesday.

On October 16, an RSS worker was hacked to death in Bengaluru, which triggered massive protests by BJP and RSS workers.

Reacting to the incident, RSS Media Coordinator for Karnataka, Rajesh Padmar said the state government should take strong steps to stop such politically-motivated killings.

He also demanded an immediate and an impartial probe into it. "In the last two years, more than 10 RSS-VHP-BJP activists have been killed.It is a dangerous development in a democratic set-up," Padmar said.

He also said that the deceased was a soft-spoken person and has no criminal cases against him.