An Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member was today allegedly killed by a group of assailants in Kerala’s Kannur. The incident took place when some masked assailants attacked him while he was travelling on his bike. The victim has been identified as Shyam Prasad. The 24-year-old man was studying at Peravur Government ITI. As per latest reports, the police have registered a case and the investigation is underway.
Shyam Prasad, an ITI student, was going to his house at Koothuparamba on his motorcycle when the unidentified gang came in a car and attacked him at Kommeri around 5.30 pm, they said.
The student tried to flee but the gang chased and hacked him with machetes, seriously injuring him. Though locals rushed him to the government hospital at Koothuparamba, he died on the way, the police said. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, they added.
Earlier in November last year, a 23-year-old RSS worker was hacked to death in broad daylight allegedly by the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI(M), workers at nearby Nenmeni this afternoon, the police said. The incident occurred around 1.30pm. The victim, Anandan, was riding a motorcycle when he was attacked with swords and knives, allegedly by the CPI(M) workers, who came in a car. He was rushed to a hospital, but his life could not be saved, the police had said.
Anandan, hailing from Brahmakulam, was an accused in a case related to the murder of a CPI(M) worker in 2013. The police had said Anandan’s body was shifted to Thrissur medical college hospital.
The BJP had also protested against the incident. In a statement, party state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said the ruling CPI(M) was not prepared to give up violence and this is clear from the incident. A strike was also observed by the saffron party in Guruvayoor and Manaloor in Thrissur district.