A 35-year old BJP worker identified as Magali Ravi was found dead near Periyapatna on late Friday evening. Ravi was returning to his village from Periyapatna on his bike when he was last seen. The family has registered a case of suspected murder with the local police.
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"Ravi was a BJP worker. Our preliminary investigation shows no case of rivalry for now. The family believes it to be a suspicious death and have filed a complaint. A case under sec 302 has been registered and an IPS officer has been appointed as the investigating officer in the case", said Ravi Chennannavar, SP, Mysuru.
The initial information that the police received was of an accident. The spot where Ravi's body was found was just about a kilometer and half away from the local police station. Scratch marks on the bike and marks on the road where Ravi's bike skid off have been recorded.
However, in tune with the family's complaint, a case of suspected murder has been taken up. Ravi's death is likely to add to the fire that is already raging around deaths of RSS, BJP and Sangh parivar workers in the state.