- RSS worker A Sanjith was hacked to death in Kerala's Palakkad district on Monday morning.
- A Sanjith was killed in front of his wife at around 9 am.
- RSS worker's killing a "well-planned" political murder by the SDPI, BJP leader KM Haridas said.
A worker of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was hacked to death in Mambaram of Kannur district in Kerala, police said on Monday. The deceased has been identified as S Sanjith.
Police said that the 27-year-old was allegedly hacked to death in front of his wife at around 9 am today. The incident took place when he was taking her to her place of work. Even though Sanjith was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.
The role of the activists of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political offshoot of Islamist outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), is suspected in the killing of Sanjith.
Police said that an investigation has been launched to trace the accused who fled the scene after the incident.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that the assailants followed Sanjith, hailing from Elappully, in a vehicle, hit his two-wheeler and when he fell down they hacked him to death in front of his wife.
Condemning the killing of the RSS worker, BJP state president K Surendran alleged it was a "planned murder" and blamed the failure from the part of the police and state government in occurring such incidents in the state.
Palakkad BJP district president KM Haridas termed it a "well-planned" political murder by the SDPI. "A Sanjith was going with his wife when he was stopped and brutally attacked. The SDPI in the state has got the ruling party's backing," he alleged.