Shutdown in Mysuru over BJP activist’s murder

Mysuru: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Mysuru unit on Monday called for a shutdown in the city following the murder of one of its worker yesterday.

The City Police has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the (Code of Criminal Procedure) CrPC after BJP activist Raju was murdered on M.G. Road in Udayagiri Police station limits on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the BJP and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists staged protests and raised slogans demanding the arrest of the attackers.

“This is a brutal murder. The disputed place should be vacated by the administration… The accused should be arrested, along with his supporters. The government should pay compensation,” said BJP leader C.P. Ravi.

“Raju was a very good worker. We are saddened by his loss. He has been fighting for this issue since 2009…We won’t allow the body to be taken till compensation is paid,” said former BJP MLA Maruti Rao.

The security has been beefed up in Udayagiri and the surrounding areas of Kyathmaranhalli in anticipation of a communal flare up. (ANI)