In a shocking incident, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Kithaganahalli Vasu was murdered by unknown miscreants on March 14 in Bengaluru. Vasu who was a BJP municipality member was on his usual morning walk when some unidentified goons attacked him.

However, the cause of the murder has not been ascertained as yet. Initial reports suggest land dispute could be the cause of the murder. No arrests have been made so far. The police are currently making efforts and have launched a manhunt to nab the accused. Vasu’s wife is also a member of the Zila panchayat. He killed at the place that was really close to the Surya City Police station.

The incident comes against the backdrop of RSS and BJP workers being hacked to death in Kerala. Two Civil Society groups in Meghalaya had also sought President Pranab Mukherjee’s intervention to stop attacks on RSS and BJP workers in Kerala. The two groups — Meghalaya Citizens Forum for Human Rights (MCFHR) and Meghalaya Conscious Citizen Forum (MCCF) — had also staged a protest in Shillong against the attacks. Reports suggest at least 20 workers have been hacked to death in the last 8 months. The party workers have alleged that CPI-M was responsible for the murders.