BJP has called for a one day strike in Kannur district after an RSS worker was hacked to death on Saturday evening. Mavila Vineesh (25) was found severely injured by a police patrolling team in Thilankeri village.
He succumbed to his injuries by the time police took him to hospital. The RSS worker had been hacked and severely injured on his legs and head.
The incident took place two hours after a bomb was hurled at a DYFI worker, Jijesh, who was travelling in a car. Jijesh was admitted to a hospital with severe injuries. Jijesh, Vice President of DYFI local unit is also an accused in another bomb attack case.
The attack on the RSS worker is being seen as a retaliatory attack. Following the crisis in the district, extra police forces have been deployed across Kannur.
Kannur in northern Kerala has been witnessing political violence for many decades now. In a kind of politics peculiar to Kannur, attacks, murders and retaliatory attacks have become way too common.