Karnataka: BJP leader hacked to death

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Ballari (Karnataka) [India], June 23 (ANI): A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bandi Ramesh was hacked to death in Karnataka's Ballari last night by unidentified persons at a roadside eatery. Ramesh, who was vice-president of the party's district ST Morcha, was attacked with lethal weapons by the assailants. According to police, previous enmity can be a reason for the killing of the BJP leader. Reportedly, Ramesh had faced several criminal cases in the past as well. On March 14, some unidentified assailants hacked a BJP member Kithaganahalli Vasu to death in Bengaluru's Surya City Police station limits. On October 16 last year, a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) worker was hacked to death in Bengaluru, which later triggered protests by BJP and RSS workers. (ANI)