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RSS worker beaten to death

17, Feb 2016
#gendered-violence #peacemap

An activist of the RSS was beaten to death by a gang of assailants in Kannur on Monday, triggering tension in politically sensitive regions of the district.

The activist named Sujith (27) of Azad Colony in Aroli was assaulted at his home by a group of 10 assailants with logs. Sujith’s parents and brother tried to resist the attack,also sustained injuries. Sujith died while he was being taken to the hospital. At least five people were detained in connection with this incident.

Local BJP leaders said that the killing was orchestrated by CPI(M) workers in response to the arrest of CPI(M) district secretary and senior leader P Jayarajan. The CPI(M) has maintained that Jayarajan was targeted by the CBI in connection with the murder of RSS functionary E Manoj at the behest of RSS-BJP leaders in the state. BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said, the incident proved that the CPI(M) was not ready to give up the “politics of violence”.

The CPI(M) said, that there was no political connection to the incident. “Based on preliminary reports, the incident happened as part of an ongoing clash between two local groups over harassment of a girl residing in the area”, CPI(M) State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told reporters.


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