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BJP corporator’s husband hacked to death in Bengaluru

The corporators husband was attacked near a temple when he was inspecting the preparations for the upcoming Shivratri festival.Police suspect personal enmity led to the murder.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2018 13:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
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A four-member gang hacked to death the husband of a BJP corporator in the Cottonpet area of Bengaluru. (Getty Images)

The husband of a Bharatiya Janata Party corporator in Bengaluru was hacked to death on Wednesday by a four-member gang in the city’s Cottonpet area, said police, who suspect personal enmity led to the murder.

Kadiresh (47), husband of Rekha Kadiresh, was attacked around 3.45pm near the Muneshwara temple by the gang, when he was inspecting work at the temple for the ensuing Shivaratri festival.

Police on Thursday said many cases, including that of murder, were lodged against Kadiresh at the Cottonpet police station.

Deputy commissioner of Police (West) MN Anucheth said Kadiresh was waylaid by the gang, who arrived in an auto rickshaw, and attacked him with machetes.

The victim, who is also a BJP worker, was rushed to the Victoria Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

“Based on the complaint filed by Kadiresh’s brother Suresh, we have registered a case of murder,” Anucheth said.

The victim’s brother in his complaint named Vinay and Praveen, with whom Kadiresh had personal enmity, as the main accused.

After the murder, the BJP attacked the ruling Congress, saying the state government had completely failed to maintain law and order in the state. Former minister R Ashoka of the BJP said the incident exposed the lawlessness in the state.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands vindicated. The PM said that in Karnataka...what is prevailing is ‘ease of doing murders’,” he said.

“The overall governance in general and law and order in particular have been major casualties with both the chief minister (Siddaramaiah) and home minister (Ramalinga Reddy) not appearing serious about administration,” Ashoka alleged.

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 13:36 IST