The incident took place in Anekal district on Wednesday night.

BJP member hacked to death on outskirts of BengaluruScreenshot: Tv9 Kannada/YouTube
news Crime Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 12:01

A BJP member from Suryanagara has been hacked to death in Anekal district on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

The incident took place on Wednesday night and the victim has been identified as Harish, a block yuva morcha member.

Inspector Krishna told The News Minute that 40-year-old Harish was hacked to death on Wednesday night, while he was riding his motorbike.

TV9 Kannada reports that Harish was on his bike near Helalagi village when the unidentified assailants stopped him, threw chilli powder in his eyes and then hacked him brutally.

According to India Today, police suspect family rivalry to be the reason behind the murder. Investigations are on and no arrests have been made yet.

A case of murder has been registered by the Suryanagara police station in Anekal. It is not clear if the killing was politically motivated.

In March this year, BJP leader Kithaganahalli Vasu, was kidnapped and then murdered in Bengaluru.

In May, another Karnataka BJP worker was hacked while he was in his office.

Mohammad Hussain, BJP minority morcha general secretary, succumbed to his injuries a week later. The BJP had then claimed political rivalry as the reason for the murder.  

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