Watch: Karnataka CM issues order to ‘kill mercilessly’
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has been caught on camera telling someone over the phone to kill the attackers of a local leader of his Janata Dal(Secular) party, Honnalagere Prakash, “mercilessly in a shootout”. “He (Prakash) was a very good man. I don't know who did this and why. But Kill them (assailants) mercilessly in a shootout, there is no problem,” Kumaraswamy is heard saying in the video clip. Prakash was attacked by unidentified men with machetes on Monday in south Karnataka's Mandya district while he was travelling in his car in Maddur.