Four arrested for RSS worker's murder in Kannur

ABVP worker Syam Prasad fled the spot to escape the assailants and tried seeking shelter in a house nearby. The assailants followed him caught him and hacked him with sharp weapons

Peravoor police said Shyam Prasad accompanied by a friend, was returning on a motorcycle from an ITI in Kakkayangad where he was a student when a vehicle which was trailing them, overtook and intercepted the motorcycle.

The incident took place earlier in the evening.

Kochi: The BJP in Kerala on Saturday pressed for its demand to ban on SDPI, after four members of the outfit, the political wing of Popular Front of India (PFI), were arrested in connection with the killing of an ABVP activist in Kannur.

Based on the statements given by the accused, the police on Saturday hinted that the murder can be an act of revenge, as two weeks ago an SDPI worker was allegedly attacked by some unknown assailants in Kannur.

Though he tried to take shelter in a house nearby, the gang followed him and hacked him to death.

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Police are probing into the case and the investigation is led by Peravoor Circle Inspector Kuttikrishnan. He was associated with the RSS-backed ABVP Government Industrial Training Institute, Peravoor.

Though locals rushed him to the government hospital at Koothuparamba, he died on the way, the police said.

Meanwhile, the BJP is observing a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Kannur district today to protest against the murder of ABVP activist Shyamprasad.

Party members made a decision to exempt vehicles from the hartal.

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