This Article is From Oct 12, 2016

BJP Activist Hacked To Death In Kerala's Kannur, 2 Days After CPM Worker's Killing

A BJP worker has killed in Kerala's Kannur district, in Dharmadom - Pinarayi Vijayan's constituency.


  • BJP activist Remith hacked to death in Kerala's Kannur
  • CPM worker Mohanan K was killed on Monday
  • Over 300 incidents of political violence in Kannur since May
Kannur: A 19-year-old BJP activist was hacked to death in Kerala's Kannur on Wednesday, in what is suspected to be revenge killing two days after a worker of the ruling CPM was murdered in the same district.

The BJP has alleged the role of the CPM in the killing of its activist Ramith at a village in Dharmadom, which is Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's constituency.  The young man was pulled out of a car and killed, say sources.
 Ramith's father was also murdered, in 2002.

The CPM denied the BJP's allegation and hit back. "This atmosphere of violence is being created by BJP and RSS in Kannur district. The violence has been started by the RSS and to blame the CPI(M) is total fabrication," said the party's Sitaram Yechury.

On Monday, 52-year-old CPM worker Mohanan K was attacked at his toddy shop in a busy market and hacked to death by four or five men. The CPM alleges that BJP workers were involved in the incident.

Police sources said the attackers were masked and "the attack is of a political nature."

Kannur has witnessed a string of attacks on political workers since the Left government came to power in May. Over 300 cases of political violence have been reported in the district in the past five months.

The opposition has accused the government of not acting against the growing political violence.