KANNUR (KERALA): An RSS worker was allegedly hacked on Sunday at Muzhuppilangad near Thalassery in Kannur district of Kerala. The local BJP unit claimed that workers of the CPI (M), the ruling party in Kerala, was behind the attack.
Twenty-eight-year-old Nidesh sustained several injuries on his hands and legs. He's critical and has been shifted to the Kozhikode Medical College hospital, said the police.
The police suspect that the attack was carried out by bike-borne persons at around 5.30 PM on a road near the Muzhuppilangad beach.
Additional police personnel have been deployed in the area as a precautionary measure.
Kannur in north Kerala has a history of political violence between the workers of the CPI(M) and BJP-RSS.
The saffron party is currently taking out a 'Janaraksha Yatra', protesting against attacks on its workers, allegedly by CPI(M) workers, in the southern state.
The march, which was flagged off by BJP chief Amit Shah at Kannur on October 3, is scheduled to conclude at state capital Thiruvananthapuram on October 17. Shah is expected to be present in Thiruvananthapuram on that day.
State BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan is leading the march, which reached Kollam today.
With PTI inputs