In response to a telephone call, the Hebbagudi Police found Prasad lying dead in a pool of blood at 6 am near the college. As per the police, the deceased was apparently dragged out of his car and murdered.
The deceased identified as Srinivas Prasad alias Kittaganahalli Vasu, 38, is a resident of Kittaganahalli village in Anekal taluk. Prasad, a Dalit leader, was a BJP member of Bommasandra town municipal council.
RSS Media Coordinator, Karnataka, Rajesh Padmar said the state government should launch an impartial probe into the incident. Stromg steps should be taken to arrest such politically-motivated murders, which is a dangerous development.
What prompted Vasu’s murder was not yet known. The Hebbagudi police have registered a case and launched a search for the unidentified assailants.
Investigations are on.