Thursday, 20 September, 2018

RSS activist hacked to death in Kannur

Kerala: ABVP activist hacked to death in Kannur district Kerala: 24-yr-old ABVP worker hacked to death by masked assailants
Kenny Thornton | 20 January, 2018, 18:50

An Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) worker was hacked to death on Friday near Kuthuparamba in Kerala's Kannur district.

The situation in Kannur district, where a BJP-sponsored hartal was being observed today to protest against the killing of an ABVP member, was under control and no untoward incident has been reported so far, police said.

They attacked Shyamprasad, however, he tried to flee from the spot to escape from the masked assailants and entered the compound of a nearby house.

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Though he was immediately rushed to a hospital but failed to survive.

The police are now investigating the matter and motive of the attack is yet to determined.

In another incident, RSS worker Nidesh was brutally stabbed allegedly by CPI (M) workers on October, at Muzhuppilangad near Thalassery in Kannur district. Leaders of both BJP and Left have expressed concerns in the past but the cycle of violent clashes have continued unabated. "While complimenting the state government for promoting art and culture by organising such cultural feasts, I would also suggest that such programmes be taken to violence-prone, volatile and sensitive areas too, since art has the capacity to ease tensions and to promote peace". Police arrested four functionaries of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) on Saturday in connection with the murder. Basheer is also an accused in the murder of CPM worker Naroth Dileepan.

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