Kannur: Tension prevailed in the Panoor area
of the district today following the murder of a BJP worker
allegedly by CPI-M activists at Kunnothprambu last night.
A tempo-driver K C Rajesh (29) was hacked to death by a
group of persons stated to be cpi-m workers who came in a
vehicle while the victim was sitting in a Jeep, police said.
Rajesh, seriously injured in the attack died at Kozhikode
Medical College, police said. Politcal rivalry was stated to
be reason for the crime. Rajesh was an accused in a case of
murdering a CPI-M worker in September 2009.
Additional police force have been deployed in the area
to prevent any untoward incidents. So far, there was no report
of any violence, police said.
Meanwhile, dawn to dusk hartal was observed in Kuthuprambu
assembly constituency in response to a call by BJP to proest
against the murder of Rajesh.