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Bandh in Bengaluru after RSS worker hacked to death in broad daylight

Rudres was returning on his bike after participating in a route march when he attacked by two motorcycle-borne youths in full public view

An active member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and BJP was hacked to death on Sunday by two men in broad daylight in Bengaluru.

The 35-year-old victim, Rudres R, was returning on his bike after participating in a route march when he attacked by two motorcycle-borne youths in full public view near the Hanuman Temple on Kamaraja Road in the city, media reports said.

Rudresh was the mandal president of the Shivajinagar shakha of the RSS and secretary of the BJP Shivajinagar.

BJP spokesperson was quoted by IBTimes as saying: “Rudresh was taking to his friend Jayaram when two people riding a black Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle came to a halt behind him. The one in front had worn a helmet while the person riding pillion wore a monkey cap. They stabbed Rudresh in the back.”

Rudresh was rushed to Bowring Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Following the incident, hundreds of RSS and BJP workers took to streets and blocked the road demanding justice for Rudresh. The BJP has called for a bandh in the Shivajinagar assembly constituency.

The motive of the brutal murder was not yet known. The police have registered a case and are investigating the incident.

P Harishekaran, Additional Commissioner of Bengaluru Police (East) said:  “Our team is investigating, we are working on specific leads, we are hopeful of arresting the culprits,” NDTV reported.

Rudresh was working as a construction contractor and he is survived by his wife and two children.

In a similar incident, a BJP worker was recently killed in the Kannur district of Kerala, days after the murder of CPM worker in the area. The district is infamous for politically-motivated revenge killings and the latest mark the seventh political murder in Kannur this year.

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