Mysore tense: Protest against VHP activist's murder

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Mysore, Mar 14: Mysore is likely to remain tense today following a bandh call to protest the killing of VHP activist, Raju. The police have launched an investigation into the murder of the 39 year old activist who was killed on Sunday 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.

VHP activist Raju

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 police are yet to ascertain the exact reason behind the murder. There have been allegations that he had earned the wrath of some people as he was instrumental in setting up a temple in locality at Kyathamaranahalli. The police say that they are looking into that aspect as well.

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The VHP has demanded that the matter be probed thoroughly and the culprits brought to book.

The police commissioner of Mysore says that an investigation has been launched into the incident and they will conduct a speedy probe. Prahlad Joshi, the BJP's state president has also urged the police to conduct a speedy probe and bring the culprits to book.

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