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'Local BJP corporator involved in murder of Hindu activist'

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Former H D today alleged that a local corporator was involved in the of a Hindu activist near Mangaluru last week and demanded to know why the was not bringing out the truth.

BJP, which has held "jihadi forces" responsible for the killing of Deepak Rao, who was hacked to death by a four member gang on January 3, has termed Kumaraswamy's charge as "irresponsible" and an attempt to mislead the investigation.

Kumaraswamy, also the state JDS chief, noted that four persons had been arrested and demanded to know whether the still had not been able to find out "who gave them supari (contract)? "

"According to my information, a corporator there is involved in Deepak Rao's murder, he alleged.

The former demanded to know to why the truth was not being brought out aboutthose who were behind the

"What is the difficulty for this to bring out the truth? Is there any understanding between both of them (and BJP)" he said and sought to know to whom the was trying to protect.

28-year-old Rao, who was associated with Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, was killed on January 3 triggering tension in district, leading to a retaliatory attack that claimed the life of 47-year old man

Kumaraswamy's charge came on a day when held a dharna in the capital city, condemning the 'failure' of the in maintaining law and order.

Calling a "master" in making "irresponsible" comments, state President B S Yeddyurappasaid his statement was far from the truth.

"I condemn his statement. Let him stop making such irresponsible comments, being a former It is anattempt to mislead the investigation," he said.

Member of Parliament and leader accused of indulging in 'appeasement politics' with such statements.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 19:05 IST