The murder that witnessed no candle light march, no award wapsi, no silent protests has once again come into prominence. The Karnataka police yesterday arrested three men who were held responsible for the murder of RSS Karyakartha.
This murder occurred not due to fight over train seat but of anger towards Hindu organizations. Hindu organizations in Mangalore have been steadily rising even though the Congress put up combined effort with communal forces to suppress it.
The arrested men are Abdul Shafi (36) and Khaleelulla (30). What is even more shocking is that Khaleelulla is the president of Chamarajanagar unit of Popular Front of India (PFI).
In 2016, Popular Front of India Bengaluru president was nabbed for murder of RSS leader Rudresh. This is the second case where a PFI member has been made accused in the murder of an RSS worker.
Sharath Madivala was stabbed on the night of July 4 at BC Road. Massive protests were staged all over Mangalore but police action was very sluggish. Even during the funeral procession, stones were pelted at.
The investigating officials divided themselves into groups and questioned almost 30 people in connection with the case. Teams were sent to Maharashtra, Kerala, Bengaluru, Shivamogga, Karwar and other places as part of investigations.
The IGP (western range) Harishekaran said that “there are four or five more accused in the case and we will nab them soon. We have tracked down all the accused. There are two conspirators who helped the accused in arranging the vehicle and helping them escape”.
IGP Harishekaran had also announced that Rs 25,000 cash award to the team that helped in nabbing the murderers.