Mysuru, Mar 14: The murder of a VHP activist at Mysuru will now be probed by the CCB (City Crime Branch). The case was transfered to the CCB, a specialised investigating unit following demands for a thorough probe into the matter.
Mysuru had witnessed protests through the day with members of the both the VHP and BJP demanding that the investigation be handed over to the CCB.
Mysuru remained tense today following a bundh call to protest the killing of VHP activist, Raju.
The 39 year old activist was killed last night near the Netaji circle which falls under the Udayagiri police station limits.
There were violent scenes witnessed following the murder with a major crowd demanding answers from the police commissioner of the city, B Dayanand.
The police commissioner while trying to pacify the crowd was ruffled up by the protestors.
The incident occurred when Raju was standing near the Netaji circle.
He was attacked by a group of bike borne persons. The police say that he was attacked with a sickle and died instantly.
The reasons behind the murder is still unclear. While the protestors have said that he had constructed a Temple earning the wrath of some, others claim he had opposed the construction of a Mosque.
The police had said that they are probing all angles including one of personal rivalry.