Bengaluru's Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) unit has called for massive protests on Thursday across the city in more than 125 different areas. The protest has been called over the murder of RSS worker R Rudresh.
Rudresh was allegedly murdered by two people on Sunday. The incident occurred in broad daylight on a busy road at Nala Junction in Shivajinagar. The 37-year-old RSS member was coming from an RSS meeting with his friend Jairam, when two bikers approached them and attacked them with a sharp weapon, according to reports.
Soon after the killing, BJP and RSS members in the city called for a bandh in Shivajinagar on Monday and asked the authorities to thoroughly investigate the murder of their member. The Bengaluru city police had imposed Section 144 in Shivajinagar, Frazer Town, Commercial Street and Bharathi Nagar from 6am to midnight on Monday as a precautionary measure.
The police have deployed platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police, City Armed Reserve, Rapid Action Force and Central Industrial security Force in case of any unrest in the city.
Additional commissioner of Bengaluru police (east) P Harisekaran had said that the investigations of the case were underway.
"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," Harisekaran said.
The RSS has also alleged that Rudresh's murder is associated with recent similar incidents across the country, including the murder of a BJP worker in Pinarayi, Kerala.