BJP worker murdered in Kannur, bomb hurled at RSS office in Kerala

Thalassery: A 30-year-old BJP worker was stabbed to death allegedly by CPI(M) cadres in the politically sensitive Kannur district. In another incident in the district, a country-made bomb was hurled at the RSS Karyalaya at Thaliparamba on Thursday morning, police said, adding no one was injured in the incident.

The attack against the BJP worker, Santosh, took place when he was alone in his house at Andaloor in Dharmadam here late last night. Santosh was rushed to a hospital but he died on the way, Kannur Superintendent of Police KP Philip told PTI. The situation in the area is tense, he said.

Santosh, the BJP booth president of Andaloor, had contested in the last local body elections.

Shops have downed shutters and vehicles are off the roads in Kannur, where the 57th state School Arts festival is presently on. Protesting the attack, BJP has called for a hartal in Kannur.

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) dubbed the Communist Party of India (Marxist) as the ‘Communist Party of Murderers’, in the wake of the RSS worker being hacked to death.

BJP leader Rakesh Sinha accused of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s “desperate effort of encouraging CPI(M) workers to torture RSS”. “By doing so he thinks he will derail the growth and expansion of RSS,” he said.

He added, “I warned him that the RSS is not just confined to Kerala, but has its networks across the country. Don’t stand in their way, or you will face serious consequences.”

“The name of CPI(M) is actually Communist Party of Murderers,” he concluded.