FIR against 7 suspects in JD(S) worker killing, no arrest yet
Bengaluru: Seven people have been booked for the killing of a JD(S) worker, that has erupted into a big political row after Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s call to “shoot” the killers “mercilessly”.
Old rivalry or a political motive may be behind the killing, Additional Superintendent of Police Mandya district Balaramegowda said.
“We have not arrested anyone yet. Investigations are on. We have registered an FIR against seven suspects,” he said.
The ASP said the suspects have been booked under section 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
“Old rivalry seems to be the motive; there may also be a political motive,” he said. Prakash was hacked to death on Monday evening allegedly by four men in Maddur town of Mandya district, which is a JD(S) stronghold. The killing sparked tension in and around Maddur as the victim’s supporters and party workers staged a protest by blocking a road.