Kerala: BJP worker hacked to death in Thrissur, party calls for strike

| Updated: Feb 13, 2017 14:16 IST

Thrissur [Kerala], Feb. 13 (ANI): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was hacked to death late night on Sunday in the Mukkattukara area. 20-year old worker Nirmal was stabbed to death during celebrations at a festival in a temple here. The BJP state unit has alleged the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) was behind the incident and has called for a strike in the district today. The conflict between the BJP-RSS alliance and the CPI(M) has been on a rise for the past few months. Earlier last month, the BJP accused the (CPI(M)) for the murder of one of its workers. A 52-year old BJP worker, Mullapram Ezhuthan Santhosh was killed when he was alone in his house. Further details are awaited. (ANI)