BJP Worker Hacked to Death in Kerala, CPM Hand Suspected

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BJP has called for a district level bandh in Kannur.

Kannur: A BJP worker was allegedly hacked to death by activists linked to the ruling CPM in Kannur district of Kerala late on Wednesday.

Police said on Thursday that preliminary inquiry has revealed the suspects behind BJP worker Santosh's murder maybe affiliated with the CPM.

The incident happened around 11.30pm when Santosh was in his house.

A gang broke into his house and attacked him with swords. According to the police, Santosh sustained injuries to his leg and later died in the hospital.

BJP has called for a district level bandh in Kannur in protest against the worker.

The CPM has denied that it had any role in the murder. CPM district secretary P Jayarjan said that there is some case related to property dispute against santosh by his relatives, which should also be probed. He said that when he was arrested in this case, it was a CPM worker who bailed him out.

Jayarajan also said that the police dog brought to Santosh's house after murder followed a scent to the house of an RSS worker, Sudheesh.

He added that the murder cannot be blamed on the CPM and that police should bring out the real culprits.

Meanwhile, the school state youth festival is underway in Kannur which will be attended by hundreds of students and their parents.

Kannur is the ruling constituency of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

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