A BJP party worker was taken to hospital in a critical condition after he was hacked by sharp objects in Kannur, Kerala on Tuesday morning.
The victim identified as Biju, who is an auto rickshaw driver by profession, was assaulted in Chockli in the early hours of Tuesday when he was taking some students to SN Public School, near Pannur in Thalassery.
The autorickshaw driver, A V Biju (29), was pulled out from the vehicle and attacked by a six-member gang suspected to be CPI-M workers, as the petrified students watched.
Biju, who sustained injuries, was rushed to a local hospital and later taken to the Kozhikode Medical college hospital, police said.
"It happened around 8.30 am in the morning. his condition is critical and has been shifted to Kozhikode medical college. the culprits not identified yet. Students are in shock," Biju MV, Sub Inspector, Chockli told The News Minute. Though he was taken to the hospital in a critical state, latest reports say his condition is stable.
Last month, a 27-year-old RSS worker was hacked to death in front of his aged parents in Papinesseri in the district, allegedly by CPI(M) workers.
The two incidents come after a political calm in Kannur, which frequently witnesses violent clashes between CPI(M) and BJP.