A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was stabbed to death on Sunday by alleged activists of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala, which has been of late witnessing frequent political clashes.
Police said Vadekkethala Anandan (28), an accused in the murder of CPI(M) activist Mohammed Kasim five months ago, was on his motorbike around 1pm when he was waylaid and attacked in Nenmini near the temple town of Guruvayur.
Anandan was stabbed repeatedly. He was rushed to a private hospital where he died. He was on bail and the police suspect that his murder is a revenge killing.
The RSS-BJP called a shutdown on Monday in temple town Guruvayur in protest. Police said they have identified the car in which Anandan's assailants travelled.
Security has been beefed up in the area to avert further violence. Senior police officials have rushed to the spot to monitor the situation.
The CPI(M) and the RSS-BJP are engaged in a violent turf war in the state.