A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office bearer was hacked to death in Kannur district of Kerala on Friday.
The deceased, who has later been identified as Choorakkad Biju, was killed by alleged Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers.
The 34-year-old was an accused in the murder of a CPI-M worker, C.V. Dhanaraj, who was killed at his house at Ramanthali, near Payyannur, last year.
The state BJP leadership has accused CPI-M activists of the crime and announced down to dusk hartal in the district.
The police have cordoned off the area and probe has begun.
Biju was out on bail. Police said that he was hacked to death after being hit by an Innova car.
BJP kannur president P. Sathyaprakash claimed that the conspiracy to eliminate Biju was hatched by top CPI(M) leaders in the district. He accused police of inaction even after getting information about CPI(M)’s conspiracy to kill him. He added that police in the district was acting as the B-team of the Communist party.
Meanwhile, CPI(M) condemned the incident and denied party’s role in the murder. In a statement issued, the party said that it never resorted to violence, even after continuous provocations from Sangh Parivar.
The party also sought a comprehensive probe into the case until justice is delivered to the kin of deceased.