The body of S Jagadish, sub-inspector of Doddaballapur town police station who was stabbed to death on Friday by two vehicle theives, was buried will full state honours at his native place in Mallapura village in Magadi taluk on Saturday.
34-year-old Jagadish was trying to nab the habitual offenders in Nelamangala town, which is around 30 km from Bengaluru city, when the latter stabbed him to death in broad daylight, before running away with his service pistol.
Following the incident, the BJP on Saturday demanded the resignation of Home Minister KJ George for his ātotal failureā to maintain law and order in the state.
āAll criminals and thieves are operating their anti-social activities on broad day light owing to laxity on the part of Home Minister," DaijiWorld quotes Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar as saying.
As for the slain sub-inspector, who is is survived by his wife Ramya, two daughters three years old and six months old respectively, it was a life cut short too soon, too abruptly.
Jagadish wanted to be an IPS officer, Y Srinivasaiah, Jagadish's father who is a retired policeman, told the media on Saturday.
"He took the test twice, but couldn't pass. But he did not give up. Now, the only solace is that he died like a soldier," Bangalore Mirror quotes him as saying.
Srinivasaiah feels that his son could have been alive today had been more cautious. "I am not saying he was careless... But after looking at the situation, I feel he should have taken more care. I have also come across such situations and I have seen officers taking all possible caution before any operation. I feel, in this case, he did not expect that the goons would attack him back," the newspaper quotes him as saying.