Shivamogga: Security tightened after murder of Bajrang Dal worker, schools shut

Prohibitory orders reportedly imposed in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Monday in the wake of the killing of a Bajrang Dal worker.

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Shivamogga: Security tightened after murder of Bajrang Dal worker, schools shut

Prohibitory orders reportedly imposed in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Monday in the wake of the killing of a Bajrang Dal worker.

A Bajrang Dal activist, 26-year-old Harsha, was allegedly murdered late on Sunday in Shivamogga following which security was tightened in the city.

Shivamogga deputy commissioner Selvamani R said Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed in the are. "The overall situation is peaceful. Local police and RAF ha deployed to maintain law and order," he was quoted saying to the sources.

Home minister Araga Jnanendra said schools and colleges in the city limits will remain shut for two days as a precautionary measure. The minister met the family members of the victim and promised of swift action in the act.

Meanwhile, some miscreants burnt several vehicles in the Seegehatti area of the town, according to sources. Firefighting operation was currently underway.

The southern state has been in the eye of a storm for the past few days after a controversy erupted over a ban on Muslim girls wearing hijab inside educational institutions. Violent protests were seen in several places across the state among youth belonging to right wing fringe outfits and those extending their support to Muslim girls demanding their right to wear the headscarf.

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