BJP worker killed in attack in Kannur

Kannur: Tension prevailed in Panoor area in the district following murder of a BJP worker, allegedly by CPI-M activists, at Kuthuprambu, police said today.

K C Rajesh(29),a driver,was attacked by a group of persons, stated to be CPI-M workers, who came in a vehicle while he was sitting in a jeep last night, police said.

He was taken to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries. Rajesh was an accused in the murder of a CPI-M worker in September last year, police said.

Additional police force have been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incidents.

Meanwhile,a dawn to dusk hartal was observed in Kuthuprambu assembly constituency today in response to a call by BJP to protest the murder.