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Protest in Bengaluru over RSS worker's murder

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

and workers today staged a protest here against the gruesome of a local functionary and demanded a fair probe into the case and immediate arrest of the culprits.

Rudresh, a 35-year old worker, was hacked to death by two motorcycle-borne men who struck him with machete on Kamaraja Road here yesterday, when he was returning home on a bike after attending an event.

has called for a today in Shivajinagar area, where the took place following which prohibitory orders have been clamped in four police station limits of the eastern zone of the city Commissionerate limits till midnight.

Police said elaborate security arrangements had been made all over the city as a precautionary measure, adding that central forces have also been deployed.

Platoons of State Reserve Police, City Armed Reserve, Rapid Action Force and Central Industrial security Force have been deployed, police said.

and workers led by former Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka and Members of Parliament Shobha Karandlaje and P C Mohan and others, marched from Shivajinagar towards Police Commissioner's office, but were stopped midway.

Linking Rudresh's to killing of and functionaries in different part of the country, Karandlaje said "there is a feeling that these killings are part of a planned conspiracy."

Ashoka said the culprits should be nabbed first before they fled out of the city or state.

Home Minister G Parameshwara said, "Four to five teams have been formed to investigate. Police will do their job. A few persons have already been taken into the custody, inquiry is on."

He said "Rudres happens to be an worker, otherthan that, we are not aware of anything about him. We will getto know the exact reasons for his killing only after theinvestigation."

Assuring and workers that police will conduct a fair investigation into the case, city Police Commissioner N S Megharikh said, "We will nab the culprits soon.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 15:07 IST