12 March 2009
Kannur A BJP worker was hacked to death by a group of masked men at Kurichikara under Panur Police limits in Kannur district of Kerala Thursday evening. Police identified the deceased as Vijayan (35).
The killing was suspected to be in apparent retaliation to yesterday's killing of a CPM activists in the district.
Tension prevailed in the areas as eight CPM activists were injured when country made bombs were hurled at a funeral procession carrying the body of a CPM sympathiser who was murdered yesterday at Elakode near Panur in this district.
The funeral procession was on the way to Kunnoth Paramabu, when suspected RSS activists hurled five country made bombs at the vehicles.
Police said seven CPM activists were admitted to Thalassery Coooperative Hospital and one to Thalassery General Hospital.
The assailants also hurled country made bombs at the police party at Puthur Madapuram near Panur, but no causalities were reported.
However, Kannur Superintendent of Police S. Sreejith fired two rounds in the air and used four grenades to disperse the mob in the evening.
In another incident, CPM activists ransacked BJP office at Panur.
On Wednesday night, suspected CPM activists attacked houses of eight BJP sympathisers at Kunnoth Parambu while BJP sympathisers attacked one house of CPM sympathiser.