A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was hacked to death at his house at Pappinissery here late night on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as P.V. Sujith (27). His parents who had tried to prevent the assailants from attacking their son were injured in the attack. The incident occurred at around 11.30 p.m. A group of assailants with weapons stormed into the house at Aroli near Pappinissery under the Valapattanam police station. Having received multiple stab injuries in the attack, Sujith was rushed to hospital. He was brought dead at the hospital.
The Bharatiya Janata Party district leadership alleged that the attack was carried out by CPI(M) workers. BJP has called for a ‘hartal’ in Kannur, Pappinessery and Azhikode areas to protest against the killing.
Police have internsified law and order measures in view of the tension following the incident.
(With inputs from PTI)