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

20-year old worker Nirmal was stabbed to death during celebrations at a festival in a temple


ANI  |  Thrissur 


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 state unit has alleged the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) was behind the incident and has called for a strike in the district on Monday.

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 accused the (CPI(M)) for the murder of one of its workers. A 52-year old worker, Mullapram Ezhuthan Santhosh was killed when he was alone in his house.

Further details are awaited.

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First Published: Mon, February 13 2017. 10:52 IST