A BJP worker was hacked to death on Tuesday morning by unidentified attackers near Bommasandra BTM College in the Hebbagudi Police Station limits in Bengaluru Rural district.
The victim has been identified as Kithaganahalli Vasu aka Srinivas Prasad. Prasad was a member of the Bommasandra Town Municipal Council. Prasadâ€™s wife is also a Zilla panchayat member.
Police responded to a distress call at 6am and found Prasad lying dead in a pool of blood in a lorry stand near the college, an official of the Surya Nagar PS said.
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.
Prasad was made to get out of his vehicle and was hacked with machetes.
Reacting to the incident, Union Minister Ananth Kumar demanded that the Siddaramaiah government take immediate action.
Condemn it. Siddaramaiah govt should take immediate action on it: Union Minister Ananth Kumar on killing of BJP member in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/MQwg7fknC1â€” ANI (@ANI_news) March 14, 2017
BJP State President BS Yeddyurappa also condemned the incident.
Strongly condemn the murder of BJP activist Sri Srinivas Prasad at Anekal.This once again proves the death of law &order under Congress ruleâ€” B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) March 14, 2017
Although, the motive of the crime is yet to be ascertained, some reports suggest that a land dispute was the cause of the murder.
In October last year, Bengaluru had witnessed strong protests from the BJP and the RSS, after an RSS member and ex-BJP secretary was hacked to death in broad daylight in the heart of the city. R Rudresh, the victim was hacked to death by two bike-borne assailants at the busy Nala Junction in Shivajinagar.