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RSS worker killed in Kerala: BJP calls for statewide strike, 8 persons detained by police

Kerala state BJP on Sunday called for a statewide strike over the murder of an RSS worker in Thiruvananthapuram's Sreekaryam on Saturday.


  |  Updated On : July 30, 2017 12:13 PM
RSS worker killed in Kerala: BJP calls for statewide strike, 8 persons detained by police

RSS worker killed in Kerala: BJP calls for statewide strike, 8 persons detained by police

New Delhi :  

Kerala state BJP on Sunday called for a statewide strike over the murder of an RSS worker in Thiruvananthapuram's Sreekaryam on Saturday.

The RSS worker, identified as Rajesh, was hacked to death allegedly by a gang led by a history-sheeter near here, police said. They said 34-year-old’s left hand was chopped off in the attack around at 9 pm.

Police has detained eight people in connection of the murder. BJP state president Kumanam Rajasekharan alleged that the CPI-M was behind the attack, a charge denied by the district leadership of the left party.

UPDATE:

#I expect that the political violence in Kerala is curbed and that the perpetrators are brought to justice expeditiously: HM Rajnath Singh

#Spoke to Kerala CM regarding recent incidents of political violence in the state, expressed my concern with the law and order situation: HM

#Kerala: Five more accused taken into custody in connection with a RSS worker's murder in Thiruvananthapuram. Total 8 accused in custody now.

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The BJP has called for a state-wide hartal tomorrow, the state BJP chief said.

Police are maintaining a strict vigil and clamped prohibitory orders for three days from Friday after BJP’s Kerala unit office in Thiruvananthapuram was vandalised and the house of CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son Bineesh Kodiyeri was attacked.

Earlier, 10 people, including four from the student and youth wings of CPI-M, had been arrested in connection with the violence in the city on Friday.

(With PTI Inputs)

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First Published: Sunday, July 30, 2017 07:32 AM


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