RTI activist hacked to death, Mangaluru police vows to hunt the killers

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Mangaluru Police has vowed to hunt the killers of  Vinayak Baliga, who was hacked to death by unknown people on 21 March.

51-year-old Baliga was brutally murdered while on his way to the temple.

Manguluru Police Commissioner, M Chandrashekhar, told news agency ANI, “On 21st March at 5:30AM in the morning ,Vinayak Baliga left his house to go to temple, when he was attacked by sharp edged weapon. Assailants were waiting for him outside his house. He died on his way to hospital.

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“We have formed three teams to investigate murder case. We are investigating from all angles. We will leave no stone unturned to bring perpetrators of this heinous offence to justice.”

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The motive behind Baliga’s murder is not yet known. Baliga was an RTI activist and had filed a complaint in the high court regarding alleged misappropriation of funds in Venkataramana Temple.

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Baliga was also an electrical contractor by profession.

(Photos: Courtesy daijiworld.com)

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