Kannur: RSS district pramukh Elanthottathil Manoj, 45, a native of Kizhakke Kathiroor, was hacked to death by unidentified assailants at Diamond Mukku, a known BJP-RSS citadel in Kathiroor near Thalassery, around 11 am on Monday. Another RSS worker, Pramod, native of Kathiroor, who was with Manoj, was seriously injured in the attack.
Following the murder, the RSS called for a State-wide hartal on Tuesday. The BJP warned the public against using vehicles on a day when the party workers were agitated over a “cold-blooded murder”, hatched allegedly with the knowledge of the CPM district leadership.
The State Government has declared a holiday for all educational institutions, including professional colleges, across the State on Tuesday.