In a video that has gone viral, Karnataka Chief Minister, H D Kumaraswamy can be seen on the phone with a senior police officer instructing him to mercilessly kill the murderers of JDS leader, Prakash who was hacked to death at Mandya on Monday.
Prakash's SUV was followed by the assailants on bikes, forced to stop after which he was murdered and left in a pool of blood. He was taken to the Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences where he was declared brought dead.
Party workers have come to the Chief Minister's defense stating that he was livid and emotional over Prakash's cold-blooded murder, which is why he reacted in shock. The Chief Minister clarified that he was not issuing orders to the police in his capacity as the Chief Minister. He further stressed on bringing the assailants to justice as they are wanted in two other murders and that Prakash was killed when they had just been released on bail.