BJP Yuva Morcha activist was murdered by residents, including the Karnataka home minister.

Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra says those responsible for the killing are locals . Police had long suspected Kerala links to the assassination, sending teams to neighboring state .

TIRTHAHALLI (TIRTHAHALLI): Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra announced on Saturday that those involved in the assassination of a BJP activist in Dakshina Kannada district were locals and that charges are underway to arrest them.Police had long suspected Kerala links to the assassination, sending teams to the neighboring state and being in contact with the police there as part of the investigation, citing that the location of the assassination occurred close to the border.According to reports, those responsible for the Bellares Praveen killing are residents of Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada) district limits, according to Jnanendra.They had a story about their identity, and what society they belong to, he said, and police are looking at them from all angles.

Police in Karnataka arrested two people from Bellare who appear to have connections with the Popular Front of India (PFI) on July 28 in connection with the assassination.The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been handed over the investigation into the killing by the state government.The government is being threatened, as there were widespread demonstrations and a rash of resigns by the BJP and its Yuva Morcha members at various points, as well as some Hindutva ideologues and associations, who publicly voiced their displeasure with the state government for failing to stand up to safeguard Hindu karyakartas' lives.