Involvement of Jihadi organsations ‘Popular Front of India’ and ‘Social Democratic Party of India’ suspected
Bellare (Karnataka) – Praveen Nettaru was hacked to death by an unidentified motorbike-borne duo on 26th July night at Bellare in Dakshin Kannada District of Karnataka. He had shared a social media post supporting Kanhaiya Lal on 29th June. Lal was brutally murdered in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, allegedly for sharing a post supporting Nupur Sharma by two cleaver-wielding men. Praveen defended Kanhaiya Lal and slammed jihadists. He also shared a graphic of Kanhaiya Lal sitting beside a sewing machine with hands folded.
Karnataka’s BJP Yuva Morcha worker Praveen Nettaru hacked to death
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The activists of the Jihadi organisation ‘Social Democratic Party of India’ were said to be behind this gruesome act.
- Nettaru was just about to return home on 26th July night after closing his shop in Bellare in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada when he was attacked by two men who were on a bike registered in Kerala. He was a Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) member. Nettaru was seriously injured. When taken to hospital, he was declared dead.
- The remains of Nettaru were taken to his house in Sulya in the Police escort. Later his last rites procession was taken out. On the occasion a large number of BJP activists and workers of Hindu organisations were present.
- Union Minister Pralhad Joshi claimed that there could be a political link to the gruesome murder of the young BJP leader in Karnataka’s Bellare and said that the State Government would bring the guilty to justice. “Initial reports and some media reports indicate at SDPI and PFI links. They are being encouraged in Kerala. In Karnataka, Congress encouraged them. Our Government in Karnataka will take action and book the culprits,” Joshi said.
- Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the State Police are in touch with their Kerala counterparts as the incident took place near the border. Meanwhile, thousands of people protested against the murder of Praveen Nettaru. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called for a hartal in Sullia, Kadaba and Puttur taluks, leading to shop owners downing the shutters.