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Tension, protests prevails in Karnataka after BJP youth leader Praveen Nettaru’s barbaric killing

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bengaluru: In the breaking development in the case, After BJP Yuga worker’s barbaric killing tension, protest prevailed in Bellare and other places in Karnataka following the killing of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Pravin Nettaru in Dakshina Kannada district. Praveen was returning home from his shop on Tuesday night when he was attacked. He dies on spot.

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Police said Praveen Nettaru, who runs a poultry shop near Bellare area, was attacked when he was returning home after closing the shop. Meanwhile, some bike-borne miscreants came and attacked him with an axe. Police said that the reason for the murder is not known.

Local residents informed the police about the attack. After which the police reached the spot. Police rushed 32-year-old Praveen Nettaru to the hospital, covered in blood, where doctors declared him brought dead. In the investigation so far, the police have come to know that the registration number of Kerala was on the motorcycle. At the same time, the news of the killing of BJYM worker Praveen Nettaru spread like fire and a large number of people gathered in front of the Bellare police station.

Meanwhile Condemning the murder, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday assured that the culprits involved in the “heinous act” would be arrested soon and punished as per law.

Home Minister Araga Gyanendra said that the area where the incident took place is close to the Kerala border and the state police is trying to nab the culprits by contacting senior Kerala Police officials.

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Five teams of police have been formed to nab the killers. Three of these teams have been sent to neighboring Kerala and Madikeri and Hassan. District Police Chief Rushikesh Sonane has said in this matter that due to tension in the area, a ban on public gatherings has been imposed. Three attackers had come on a bike. We have information that the bike had the registration number of Kerala. We are scanning the CCTV footage for clues.”

At the same time, Hindu organizations also demonstrated in front of the hospital where Netaru’s body is kept. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called for a bandh in Sulia, Kadaba and Puttur taluks in the district on Wednesday to protest the killing.

Security has been beefed up in Sulia and adjoining taluks to maintain law and order, sources said. The police have closed all shops, establishments and hotels in the area amid protests by the people. BJP’s Dakshina Kannada unit president Sudarshan Moodbidri said that Praveen Netaru was an active member of the Sangh Parivar, which had made a mark in the social and political field.

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