Kerala: Miscreants attack RSS activist in Kannur, BJP claims assault handiwork of CPI-M

15 October 2017, 11:17 PM
Kerala: Miscreants attack RSS activist in Kannur, BJP claims assault handiwork of CPI-M. (Source: ANI)
Kerala: Miscreants attack RSS activist in Kannur, BJP claims assault handiwork of CPI-M. (Source: ANI)

An activist of  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was brutally attacked by miscreants in Kerala’s Kannur a few hours after Vengara assembly bypoll results were declared on Sunday.

The Kerala BJP unit has claimed that the attack was carried out by Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI-M suuporters, at Muzhuppilangad near Thalassery in the politically volatile Kannur district of Kerala.

Police has identified the victim as 28-year-old Nidesh.

“His condition is critical. The injured has been shifted to Kozhikode Medical College hospital. The RSS cadre has suffered injuries on his hands and legs,” police said.

Kannur is the home district of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The district has a history of political violence between the CPI-M and BJP party workers.

According to police records 44 BJP party-workers have been killed since 2000 in the district. While, CPI-M has lost 45 cadres in the same period due to the political killings.

BJP earlier this month had taken out a rally ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ claiming to create awareness among people of Kerala against 'red terror'.

On the first day of ‘Jan Rakhsha Yatra’ BJP President Amit Shah had said that If they don’t come forward, the ruling party CPI (M) would continue “political murders” in Kerala.

Amit Shad then had said 13 workers have been brutally murdered in a short span of time.

“We chose Kannur as most of the political murders took here,” Shad had said.

First Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 09:07 PM

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