An RSS office bearer accused in the murder of a CPI-M worker last year was hacked to death near Kannur on Friday.
The RSS-BJP combine has called for a shutdown in the district on Saturday to protest the killing. According to the police, he was waylaid and allegedly hacked to death by a group of CPI-M workers. He died on the way to a hospital.
“The CPI(M) is trying to foment trouble in the district. We can’t be a mute spectator if the party continued to let loose violence against our workers,” said BJP Kannur district secretary Sathyaprakash. However, the CPI-M district leadership denied any role in the murder.
The state BJP leadership has accused CPI-M activists of the crime.
The RSS worker, Biju, in his early 30s, is the 12th accused in the murder of CPI-M worker Dhanaraj, that took place near Payyanur here in July last year. Biju was out on bail.
The police have cordoned off the area and probe has begun.
With inputs from IANS