Deccan Herald reports that the Karnataka police have decided to share CCTV footage with their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala to trace the suspects.

RSS members murder in Bengaluru Three days on police still clueless
news Murder Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:45

Three days after the murder of an RSS functionary in broad daylight in Bengaluru, the Karnataka police are still struggling to find leads in the case.

Deccan Herald reports that the Karnataka police have decided to share CCTV footage with their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala to trace the suspects.

Rudresh was hacked to death on the busy Shivajinagar street by two bike-borne men on Sunday morning. Even as there were many witnesses to the crime, no one was able to identify the accused as they were wearing helmets.

Even CCTV cameras have not helped the department in any way.

The newspaper quoted a senior police official as saying, “We are in close touch with the police in the three neighbouring states as there are reports that the suspects could be hiding there. There was CCTV footage near the hotel where the murder took place, but it did not cover the action. There are over 20 CCTV cameras in the adjoining areas. The footage contains basic details of the suspects and the bike.

We have shared information with our counterparts hoping to arrest the suspects at the earliest.”

Gathering from the investigation done so far, the officer said that the murder could have been over an old rivalry. However, there is no concrete evidence that Rudresh’s affiliation to any party or organisation was the reason for his murder.

The police are analysing the murders of Kuttappa and Raju in Madikeri and Mysuru to draw similarities. “We want to know if Rudresh’s assailants were also part of the murders of Kuttappa and Raju. The police will question those who were detained in connection with the two murders in the past if need be,” the officer said.

The police reportedly questioned two of Rudresh’s friends who had called him to meet them at the hotel. He was murdered minutes after he reached there.

Deccan Chronicle reported that over 50 people have been questioned in connection with the case. DC added that teams have been sent out to the neighbour states to investigate the case.

“A team has also gone to Kerala, where similar murders occurred in recent years. The team will exchange information about those cases with the Kerala police,” the official said.

BJP has called for a statewide protest on Wednesday condemning the RSS member’s murder and to urge the government to fast-track the investigation. 

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