An activist of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was hacked to death allegedly by BJP supporters on the Palloor-Nadavayal road on Monday night.
According to reports reaching police headquarters here, Babu Kanipoykayil (47), a CPI-M local committee member and former Municipal council member was on his way to his house on a motorcycle, when a group said to be BJP activists waylaid and hacked him. He was rushed to the Thalasserry government hospital where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. Within half-an-hour of the murder of Babu, a BJP activist was hacked to death in retaliation in New Mahe panchayat.
Police said U C Shamej (36), a driver and a BJP activist, was returning home in his auto rickshaw when a group stopped him on the Peringadi road and hacked him to death. Police are investigating both the murder cases. Additional police force led by Superintendent of police Deivasigamani has been rushed to Mahe on Tuesday in the wake of the tense situation there. UNI