BJP member C T Ravi raised the issue in the Assembly  and demanded a judicial probe in the case, calling it a political murder for which a fair investigation was needed.

Another BJP member Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri questioned as to why police was unable to make any arrest in the murder case so far.

Raju (30) was attacked with machetes and other lethal weapons when he was drinking tea at a roadside stall with his friend on the evening of March 13, with the murder leading to stray violence in Mysuru.

Responding to the issue, Home Minister G Parameshwara said investigation was on and the murderers will be arrested soon, adding, there was no intention to protect anyone.

Rejecting the demand for judicial inquiry, he said there was no need for it. On a demand of Rs 25 lakh compensation to the victim's family, he said there was nothing under rules to give monetary relief in murder cases "but still on humanitarian grounds, government has given Rs five lakh compensation already." He said the government will look into the demand for job for one of Raju's family members.

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