BJP General Secretary for Chikmagalur unit, Mohammad Anwar was killed by bike-borne assailants last night. According to reports, 44-year-old Anwar was stabbed several times by unidentified persons around 9.30 PM last night. He succumbed to his injuries on the spot.
#BREAKING — Mohammed Anwar, General Secretary of the BJP’s urban unit in Chikmagalur was killed by unidentified persons last night. He was stabbed several times and later succumbed to his injuries at a district hospital | @LineraP with more details pic.twitter.com/iSxv7r2uiz
— News18 (@CNNnews18) June 23, 2018
According to reports, Anwar was attacked last night near the Gowri Kaluve area. The police have launched an investigation into the incident. None of the attackers has been identified so far. The police have reportedly stated that prima facie, the incident appears to be due to personal animosity.
BJP Karnataka General Secretary and Chikmagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje have stated that Anwar was killed by fundamentalists. She has added that Anwar has been receiving threats from local fundamentalist goons.
Bjp general secretary of Chickmagalur Sri Anwar is killed by bike borne fundamentalists. He already had threat from local fundamental goondas. Highly condemnable!! Called S P Chickmagalur & requested to arrest culprits immediately!!!where is #karnataka heading to??#OmShanti pic.twitter.com/o5C7SFIgxa
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) June 22, 2018
The state BJP has seen may workers killed over the recent months. Several RSS and BJP workers have been killed in the state. The killing of its workers was one of the main issues the BJP had alleged the ruling Congress party with before the Karnataka assembly elections.