Police shift Deepak Rao's body home, face kin's ire

Police shift Deepak Rao's body home, face kin's ire

 The body of Hindu activist Deepak Rao who was hacked to death on Wednesday was shifted from the A J Hospital to his home in Katipallada on Thursday morning.    

However, the shifting caused major dissatisfaction among Bajarang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishat, Hindu Jagaran Vedike and Durgavahini activists.  

They demanded that the body be taken back to the hospital from where it shall brought home in a procession and tribute.    

The Hindu activists began showing their discontent immediately after Deepak's body arrived at his house and demanded that permission be granted for a procession. They blamed the police for not informing anyone about the shifting.  

Activists remained adamant and prevented removing the body out of the ambulance.

City Police Commissioner T R Suresh who was present at there, tried convincing the activists, but they refused to yield.  This led to tense moments and police security was beefed up at the site.  

Deepak's mother, brother and family and the people of the village sat in front of the ambulance to express their discontent.  

It is learnt that the police had shifted Deepak's body from the backdoor of the hospital to avoid a showdown with Hindu activists. Katipallada was still tense at that time.  

The last time such a procession was allowed was when another Hindu activist Sharath Madiwala was killed. Incidents of stone pelting had occurred then. Hence the police are reluctant to permit a procession for Deepak Rao.

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