The town of Pinarayi in Kerala's Kannur district witnessed yet another gruesome incident on Wednesday as a 25-year-old BJP worker was hacked to death, two days after the murder of CPI-M activist in the district.
The deceased has been identified as Prenith, police said. The police added that the incident occurred at around 10.30 AM near a petrol pump at Pinarayi.
Very unfortunate report frm Kannur that a BJP activist was killed by CPM terrorist;we strongly protest this:Kerala BJP spokesperson MS Kumar pic.twitter.com/J2DNWhvh2sâ€” ANI (@ANI_news) October 12, 2016
Pinarayi is the home town of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Waynad Superintendent of Police, K Karthick, who also has charge of Kannur, said he was rushing to the spot to take stock of the situation.
Kannur has witnessed a series of attacks on political workers in the recent past. A CPI(M) activist and toddy shop worker, Mohanan (40) was murdered by a six-member gang at Pathiriyad in the district two days back, with CPI(M) pointing fingers at RSS for the attack.Â