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Karnataka: BJP leader hacked to death

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 June 2017, 10:55 IST

A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bandi Ramesh was hacked to death in Karnataka's Ballari last night by unidentified persons at a roadside eatery.

Ramesh, who was vice-president of the party's district ST Morcha, was attacked with lethal weapons by the assailants.

According to police, previous enmity can be a reason for the killing of the BJP leader.

Reportedly, Ramesh had faced several criminal cases in the past as well.

On March 14, some unidentified assailants hacked a BJP member Kithaganahalli Vasu to death in Bengaluru's Surya City Police station limits.

On October 16 last year, a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) worker was hacked to death in Bengaluru, which later triggered protests by BJP and RSS workers.

-ANI

First published: 23 June 2017, 10:55 IST
 
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