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5 arrested for BJP councillor's killing

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Five persons, including a woman municipal councillor, were arrested today at Anekal in connection with the of leader Srinivas Prasad.

"Five persons including a woman councillor Sorajamma have been arrested in the case," Rural Superintendent of Police Vinit Singh told PTI here.

Investigation was going on to get some leads to trace son of Sorajamma, also allegedly involved in the murder, Singh said.

"Once we get him, we will get to know who was the prime accused, who hatched and executed the murder," he said.

45-year old Prasad, also known as Kithaganahalli Vasu), was hacked to death in Anekal yesterday by unidentified assailants, sparking off protests by activists who alleged it was politically-motivated.

Home Minister ruled out politics being the motive. "and JDS workers have also been murdered.Similarly, workers also have been murdered. So, we do not look at it from a political angle.

has demanded strong steps to stop politically-motivated killings.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 23:48 IST