Normal life was affected after traders downed shutters following a bandh call given by the Bharatiya Janata Party in Kanyakumari district on Monday.

The party had called for a bandh after senior BJP leader and State Executive member M. R. Gandhi (68) was attacked by an unidentified gang with sharp weapons while he was taking a morning walk on Sunday.

All shops and other commercial establishments remained closed in Kanyakumari, Nagercoil, Thuckalay, Marthandam, Kuzuthurai, Kulasekaram, Thiruvattar, Aralvoimozhi, Padmanabhapuram and Ethamozi and other places in the district. The miscreants damaged more than 40 buses in different parts of the district.

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