Palakkad: In a gruesome incident, a RSS leader was hacked to death here in Palakkad town on Saturday afternoon. RSS former Saririk Sikshan Pramukh Sreenivasan was attacked at Melamuri here. He was rushed to a private hospital with hack injuries but declared dead.
Sreenivasan was working in a business unit when a 5-member team on three motorbikes came and attacked him. The assailants had machete in their hands and inflicted injuries all over Sreenivasan's body, said eye witness Vasudevan. Police have reached the crime scene and are questioning the witnesses. The crime took place at about 1 noon.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.
On Friday, SDPI leader Subair was hacked to death at Elappully. SDPI has accused RSS for the murder. However, it is unclear if the attack on Sreenivasan is in retaliation for this.
The last rites of Subair will be held in the evening and the daylight crime comes just hours before the procession is to begin.