Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13: A 20-year-old BJP worker was hacked to death at Thrissur district in Kerala. The incident took place late on Sunday night at the Mukkattukara village. The deceased BJP worker has been identified as Nirmal.
The police are investigating the matter and say that the motive behind the killing is not clear as yet. The police, however, do not rule out politics to be the motive behind the killing. Investigations are on, police officials say and a manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits.
The murder comes barely a month after the killing of another BJP worker at Andalur in Kerala. C Santhosh, 52, was hacked to death allegedly by members of the CPI(M) in January.
There were widespread protests following the incident and the BJP had complained that the police are not doing enough to protect their members. They blamed the ruling dispensation of not providing enough security to their workers.