Praveen Nettaru Murder: BJP Yuva Morcha worker Praveen Nettaru was brutally murdered late on Tuesday (July 26) in Sulia taluka of Dakshin Kannada district of Karnataka. Unknown assailants riding bikes carried out this incident in Bellare village of Dakshina Kannada district. There has been a stir in the entire state due to the murder of BJP leader (Praveen Nettaru) with deadly weapons.
Hindu organizations called off
BJP workers protested outside Puttur Hospital till late night in protest against this murder and demanded justice for Praveen. On the other hand, a bandh has been called by Hindu organizations in Sulia and Puttur in protest against this murder. Understanding the sensitivity of the situation, the police have made heavy arrangements in the area.
CM Bommai assured of justice
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has expressed deep condolences to the family members of the BJP leader and assured them that justice will be done in the matter soon. Bommai tweeted that the brutal murder of our party worker Praveen Nettaru from Dakshina Kannada district is condemnable. Those involved in such heinous crime will be arrested soon and punished under the law. May Praveen’s soul rest in peace, may God give strength to his family to bear this pain.
Police engaged in investigation
Bellary Police is investigating the matter. Initially, it is learned that the attackers on the bike were not local people. According to the police, the killers had come in a Kerala registration vehicle. The police suspect that after carrying out this heinous incident, they fled towards Kasaragod in Kerala. Police has formed a special team to find the killers. The police suspect that it could also be a revenge murder.
A youth was attacked in Bellare village on July 19
On July 19, an 18-year-old youth named Masood was attacked in Bellare village itself. Masood died two days later i.e. on 21st July. The police had arrested 8 people including the main accused in this case. Masood was a resident of Kasaragod in Kerala and about 1 month ago came to Bellare in connection with some work and started living with his maternal grandfather.
On July 19, Masood had a fight with a man named Sudhir outside a shop and Masood beat up Sudhir. After this Sudhir reached Masood’s house with his friends at 11 pm and together they attacked Masood. Seriously injured Masood was admitted to the hospital and on July 21, Masood died. The police suspect that Praveen was murdered to avenge Masood’s murder. The inspection of the matter is going on.
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