RSS Drill
Volunteers of the rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) participate in a drill during a training camp. [Representational Image]Reuters

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) called for a bandh in Shivajinagar on Monday after a local ex-BJP secretary and RSS member was hacked to death by two unknown assailants on a bike in the city on Sunday.

Section 144 has been imposed by the Bengaluru City police in Shivajinagar, Frazer Town, Commercial Street and Bharathi Nagar from 6am to midnight on Monday. Soon after the incident, local right-wing members protested in Shivajinagar and reportedly blocked Commerical Road for more than an hour resulting in a massive traffic jam.

The incident occurred in broad daylight on a busy road in Nala Junction in Shivajinagar. The RSS member, identified as 37-year-old R Rudresh, was heading from an RSS meeting with his friend Jairam when two bikers approached them and attacked them with a sharp weapon, according to reports.

One of the assailants on the bike also got off the vehicle to kick Rudresh after attacking him, Bangalore Mirror reported. The victim was immediately rushed to the Bowring Hospital where he was declared brought dead. He is survived by his wife Divya and two children.

The police stated that they had to deploy Rapid Action Force (RAF) contingents in Shivajinagar to avert any further incident in the area, according to reports by Times of India.

The assault occurred between 12.30pm and 12.45pm when he was riding his scooter on Kamaraj Road. A murder case has been registered at the Commercial Street police station and we are probing the incident," said P Harisekaran, additional commissioner of police (east).

The police have said that they have formulated six special teams to catch the assailants. However, none of the assailants have been identified yet as they all were wearing helmets at the time of the incident.

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