Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 14 : A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was allegedly mauled to death by unidentified assailants on Tuesday morning in Anekal, Bengaluru.
The victim has been identified as BJP Taluq Panchayat member Kittaganahalli Vasu. The assailants used sharp metallic object to kill Vasu at around 5 a.m. in the morning when he was out on a walk in Surya City Police station limits, police said. A case has been filed. Further details are awaited. A day before, black ink was smeared on a "progressive" Kannada writer in the northern Karnataka town of Davanagere, allegedly by Right-wing activists who warned him against "vilifying" Hindu gods.
Yogesh had been targeted by Hindutva activists after he was arrested in 2013 for allegedly besmirching Lord Ganesha in his novel Dhundi.
But this is the first time he was physical attacked..