Shops and business establishments have downed shutters and vehicles are mostly off the roads in Guruvayur and Manaloor towns in Thrissur district following a hartal called by BJP to protest the killing of an RSS worker at Nenmeni.
The 23-year-old RSS worker, Anandan, was hacked to death allegedly by CPI(M) workers yesterday in broad day light.
While the BJP has blamed CPI(M) for the murder, the marxist party in a statement yesterday denied its role in the incident.
Anandan, hailing from Brahmakulam, was an accused in a case relating to the murder of a CPI(M) worker in 2013.
The funeral is expected to be held this afternoon.
The BJP is also observing a protest throughout the state against the gory incident.
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