A 26-year-old BJP worker was hacked to death at Thillankeri in Kannur district Saturday night which has of late seen increased political clashes between activists of the state’s ruling CPI-M and right wing activists.
The victim identified as Bineesh was found grievously wounded on the roadside by police, who rushed him to the Iritty government hospital, but he died before reaching the hospital.
According to the police, an uneasy calm has been prevailing in and around Thilenkery for the past week and after Saturday’s incident the situation got worse with BJP and CPI(M) activists taking on one another. The killing followed an attack on the car of a CPI-M worker in which a party worker was injured.
BJP has called for a hartal in Kannur district on Sunday, to protest the of their worker.