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.
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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)