- 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
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.
Murder of Ramith, a BJP karyakarta, in Pinarayi village, Kannaur district, hometown of Kerala CM is disturbing. My condolence to the family.- Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 12, 2016
Ramith's father was also murdered, in 2002.
Attacks on BJP karyakartas in CM Pinarayi Vijayan's home constituency is a matter of grave concern and smacks of political vendetta.- Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 12, 2016
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."
The opposition has accused the government of not acting against the growing political violence.