Mangaluru October 24, 2016: Karthik Raj (27) RSS Swayamsevak, son of a noted BJP leader, was brutally attacked by unidentified miscreants on Saturday near Konaje police station, was died at a private hospital in Deralakatte near Mangaluru on Sunday.

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Karthik Raj

Unidentified people assaulted Karthik Raj, son of former Mangaluru Taluk Panchayat vice-president and BJP leader Umesh Ganiga, a few metres away from the Konaje police station.

He was hit on his head by a heavy stick while he was jogging from his house in Pajir to a gymnasium in Derlakatte on Saturday. Karthik had grave injuries after the attack. He was in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Deralakatte.

Following Raj’s death, the Konaje police have registered a case of murder. The police are still working on clues and are searching for the accused.

Meanwhile, at a public meeting on Sunday, Vishwa Hindu Parishad joint secretary Surendara Kumar Jain claimed Raj was a victim of revenge killing by from some people from another community. He said that Gou Rakshak Prashant Poojary was murdered in Moodbidri last year.

RSS Kshetreeya Sanghachalak V Nagaraj condemned the murder of Karthik Raj  and demanded immediate arrest of culprits behind this crime.

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(Inputs from The Hindu and Coastal digest Website )