Last update: August 06, 2022, 18:33 IST
Tirthahalli (Tirthahalli), India
Karnataka Home Minister Araga Gyanendra on Saturday indicated that the people involved in the recent killing of a BJP worker in Dakshina Kannada district were locals and efforts were on to nab them. The police had earlier suspected Kerala’s involvement in the murder, and had sent teams to the neighboring state and contacted the police there as part of the investigation, as the location where the murder took place was close to the border.
“According to information, those involved in the killing of Praveen of Bellare are locals from Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada) district limits,” Gyanendra told the media. “Their background, which organization they belong to – the police are probing all these aspects and are making all efforts to nab them,” he said. District Bharatiya Yuva Morcha Samiti member Praveen Nettar (32) was stabbed to death by unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants at Bellare in Dakshina Kannada district on the night of July 26, sparking a stir.
Two persons suspected to have links with the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Bellary were arrested by the Karnataka Police on July 28 in connection with the murder. The state government has handed over the investigation into the murder to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The government has come under pressure with large-scale protests and resignations by members of the BJP and Yuva Morcha in many places, and many Hindutva intellectuals and organizations have expressed anger, alleging that the state government is not standing up for protection. Lives of Hindu activists.
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