A 25-year-old BJP worker was hacked to death at Pinarayi village in Kannur district of Kerala on Wednesday, an incident which comes two days after the murder of CPI-M activist in the district.
The deceased has been identified as Prenith, police said, adding, the incident occurred at around 10.30 AM near a petrol pump at Pinarayi.
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.
Meanwhile, the BJP has alleged the role of the CPM in the killing of Remith
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/J2DNWhvh2s— ANI (@ANI_news) October 12, 2016
Kannur has witnessed a series of attacks on political workers in the recent past.
A CPI(M) activist 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.