A DAY after an RSS functionary was killed in Shivajinagar area, in the heart of bengaluru, the city police said six different teams are probing the case, and are studying “communal crimes” with similar modus operandi to trace the two absconding suspects, even as a BJP MP saw a “larger conspiracy” in the murder.
R Rudresh, who was the RSS secretary of Shivajinagar area, was hacked to death by a blow on his neck with a machete around Sunday noon. The two assailants, on a motorcycle, sped off after the attack.
The BJP had called a bandh in Shivajinagar on Monday to protest against the murder. Led by former deputy chief minister R Ashoka, BJP and RSS leaders and workers marched to the Commercial Street police station in Shivajinagar and demanded speedy investigation.
“A series of murder of RSS workers has occurred around the country (in recent times). There seems to be a larger conspiracy,’’ Shobha Karandlaje, former state minister and Lok Sabha MP from Udupi, said at the protest rally.
Bengaluru police have sought records of a similar murder of an RSS activist, Raju, in Mysuru earlier this year to see whether the same people could be involved. Raju’s murder in March was detected in August this year following the arrest of one Abid Pasha, linked to a group called ‘Karnataka Forum for Dignity’. The police claim Pasha is involved in eight murders in Mysuru region.