Thiruvonam day was marred with violence in Kerala following the killings of a CPI(M) worker in Kasargod and a BJP worker in Thrissur.
The killings on August 28 triggered a chain of violence in many parts of the state with the house of BJP Kannur district president K Ranjith coming under a crude bomb attack.
On a day when peace meetings were being held in the district, after four days of unabated violence, a fresh incident has posed a new challenge for the police.
The carcasses of three dogs were found hanging from an electric post in a village in Kannur on a day that marks the first death anniversary of RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj who was hacked to death on September 1, 2014.
With the district still reeling under tension over the political attacks, police rushed to the spot and removed the carcasses.
The dog carcasses were hung on the electric pole that a van in which Manoj was travelling on that fateful day had crashed into following a crude bomb attack by his assailants. Manoj was then hacked to death by a group of men.
"The carcasses were removed in the morning itself, and post mortem was done. The throats were slit, and we believe some anti-social elements were behind it," Surendran Kallyadan, Sub-Inspector at the Kathiroor police station told The News Minute.
According to a CBI investigation, Manoj was killed in a vengeance plot for his involvement in a murder attempt on senior CPI(M) leader P Jayarajan in 1999.