Mangalore: BJP youth leader Praveen was brutally murdered at bellare, Arson from crowd gathered during the funeral procession of Praveen Nettar. Stone pelting, CCTV cameras damaged, Motorcycle burnt finally Police has to lathi charge on Sanghparivar members.
The ruling BJP in Karnataka faced the heat of Hindu workers on Wednesday over the murder of BJP Yuva Morcha member Praveen Kumar Nettaru here. The protesters laid siege to the vehicle of MP and BJP state chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and did not allow him to step down.
The angry workers even attempted to turn Kateel’s vehicle according to eyewitnesses. RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat was also booed and chided by the crowd, which also raised anti-BJP slogans.
As Nalin, minister Sunil Kumar and Puttur MLA Sanjeeva Matandoor reached Bellare, activists expressed anguish and shouted slogans against Nalin Kumar Kateel and BJP. Thousands of activists expressed anguish against the MP, minister and the MLA.
Praveen Kumar Nettaru’s wife Nutana has said that there are many innocents like her husband who should be protected. “No other person should meet the fate of my husband,” she said.
Authorities have clamped curfew orders in three taluks of Dakshina Kannada district. Police sources said that they have taken five suspects into their custody and are investigating the case.
Praveen Kumar Nettaru, 31, a member of the BJP Yuva Morcha and a resident of Sulia was hacked to death on Tuesday night. Two unknown bike-borne miscreants had attacked him with swords and fled the scene. Nettaru owned a chicken shop at Peruvaje Cross, Bellare village near Puttur.
Praveen owned a chicken shop at Peruvaje Cross, Bellare village near Puttur.
Hindu activists had earlier claimed that Nettaru was targeted as a revenge to the incident of murder of a youth belonging to minority community four days ago.
Following the volatile situation in the state’s coastal region, and amid the fear of protests spreading to other parts of the state, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai conveyed an emergency meeting with Home Minister Araga Jnanendra and top police officers.
Jnanendra said the police have nabbed 10 suspects, and a police team has already left for Kerala.
“There is a pattern. Miscreants carry out murders here and escape to Kerala. This time Karnataka and Kerala will jointly take up operations,” he added.
He further said the culprits would be arrested very soon and the state government would let the National Investigation Agency look into the case.
Meanwhile, the police had to resort to cane-charge to control the protesting Hindu activists to maintain law and order. Authorities have clamped curfew in three taluks of Dakshina Kannada district.
Hindu activists enraged by the killing laid siege to the vehicle of Karnataka BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel, and did not allow him to step down when he came to pay respect to Praveen’s body.
The BJP Yuva Morcha workers in Chikkamagaluru have offered en masse resignation condemning the series of murders of Hindu activists.