RSS activist hacked to death near Kannur

WION Web Team Kannur, Kerala, India May 08, 2018, 08.12 AM(IST)

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An RSS worker was hacked to death allegedly by CPI (M) activists in Mahe, a district under union territory of Puducherry, adjacent to Kerala’s politically-sensitive Kannur district on Monday night. 

“Shamoj was returning home by his autorickshaw when a gang waylaid the vehicle and hacked him. Shamoj, who sustained serious injuries, died while being taken to hospital in Kozhikode,’’ said police.

Police, while launching a manhunt for the killers, have enforced combing operations in the area to see that the situation does not go out of control.

Police sources said that the situation was tense in the district and no new clashes had been reported till midnight.

Earlier in the day, Kannur police had recovered crude bombs from Thillankery village in the district.