Kannur: A fierce blame game is on over the murder of a 27-year-old RSS worker in Kerala.
In a brutal incident, a 27-year-old RSS worker was hacked to death in Kannur district of the poll-bound state.
Here are five things you may not know about the case:-
- RSS worker Sujit was brutally hacked to death in front of his aged parents; he succumbed to the injuries before reaching hospital late Monday night
- His aged parents and a brother tried to stop the assailants, who stormed into their house at Papinesseri around 11.30 PM and suffered injuries in the process. They have also been hospitalised.
- BJP's Kannur District President Satyaprakash told reporters that CPI-M was allegedly behind the attack; he alleged that CPI-M had decided to whip up violence to get over the embarrassment of the arrest of its party district secretary, P Jayarajan, an accused in the murder of a BJP functionary in 2014, after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected in the case.
- 10 CPI-M sympathisers have been taken into custody and they are being questioned for the RSS worker's murder.
- Denying the blame by RSS, CPI-M has said that it was the fallout of a local incident relating to insulting a girl. CPI-M State Secretary Kodieryi Balakrishnan said the attack was not political and was a purely local issue and had nothing to do with the CPI-M.
BJP state President Kummanam Rajasekharan, however, said the attack cannot be considered an 'isolated' incident.
Hartal by BJP
BJP is observing 'hartal' in Kannur, Papinesseri and Azhikode areas to protest against the killing.
On December 1, 1999, K P Jayakrishnan Master, a BJP leader was hacked to death, allegedly by CPI-M workers, in front of his students while he was taking class.