CID to probe JD(S) workers' murders

Home Minister G Parameshwara on Monday handed over to the CID for investigating the case related to the murder of JD(S) workers at Thopanahalli in Maddur taluk of Mandya district recently.

Nandeesh and Muthuraj of Thopanahalli were murdered over the issue of release of water on December 25 last year. Two groups of people clashed in the village following the murder. The case has been handed over to the CID for speedy investigation, an order signed by the minister said.

10 deaths
As many as 10 JD(S) workers have been killed in the last 10 days. Murukanahalli in the taluk is still gripped in tension, two days after the murder of another JD(S) worker Harish due to political rivalry.

A gang hacked Harish alias Gunda (32) to death during the New Year celebrations in the village on Saturday night. Harish’s last rites were performed amid tight security on Sunday night. The police continue to camp in the village as a precautionary measure.

SP Sudhir Kumar Reddy visited the village on Monday and took stock of the situation. Speaking to DH, he said the situation is under control. Two teams have been constituted to trace the suspects. It is said that the son of a former MLA is involved in the murder of the JD(S) worker.
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