Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

RSS activist killed in Kerala

RSS activist killed in Kerala

The BJP called for a "hartal" Monday at the temple town of Guruvayur and Manaloor in protest.

The police have intensified search for the murderers and look-out notice have issued against them, said City Police Commissioner Rahul R. Nair. On the other hand, the Left has also put blames of a series of violent attacks and political murders on its supporters by the BJP and the RSS.

According to preliminary reports, Anand, who was riding a bike, was first knocked down by a vehicle near Nenmini Balaraman temple.

It was reported that the RSS worker was stabbed to death by a six-member gang near Guruvayoor today afternoon. A factsheet released by the CPI (M) said that 85 CPI (M) workers and 65 RSS workers were killed in political violence from 2000 to 2017.

He was an accused of the murder of a CPI (M) worker. Though he was rushed to a private hospital at nearby Chavakkad, he succumbed to his injuries.

District Collector A. Kowshigan imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in three police station limits - Pavaratty, Guruvayur and Guruvayur temple station - on Monday and Tuesday considering tense situation prevailing in the area.

The murder has triggered fears of a renewed escalation in conflict between activists of the CPI (M) and the BJP in the state.

Anandan, a tipper lorry driver by profession, was an active worker of the RSS. We had lodged complaints with the police a few times on this.

State BJP secretary B Gopalakrishnan, a native of Thrissur district, alleged, "Anand was hacked to death as per a conspiracy hatched by the CPI (M) in collusion with the NDF (Popular Front of India)". Incidentally, Thrissur appears to be emerging as a hub of political violence after Kannur.

However, last month BJP had claimed CPM worker behind the attack on BJP RSS workers.

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