Cherthala: An RSS worker was hacked to death amid clashes between SDPI and RSS in Vayalar. The deceased is identified as Nandu Krishna (22), son of Vayalar native Radhakrishnan Thattaparambu. He is Mukhya Shikshak of Nagamkulangara RSS unit.
Another RSS worker K S Nandu (23) was admitted to a private hospital in Ernakulam with severe injuries. It is learnt that his hand was chopped off. The incident took place at Nagamkulangara junction on Wednesday at 8 pm.
Clashes existed between both parties for last two days. They engaged in verbal fight on the basis of the speech delivered during a rally of SDPI held in the afternoon. Following this, both parties conducted rallies in the evening under tight security of police.
The party workers returned after this, but an unexpected conflict took place. This ended up in stone pelting and violence. Meanwhile, Nandu and Nadu Krishna were attacked. Deceased Nandu Krishna was hacked on the back of the head and K S Nandu’s hand was chopped off. Though both were rushed to Cherthala taluk hospital, Nandu succumbed to injuries by 8.30 pm.
As per reports, the police have taken seven SDPI workers into custody. Four of them were injured and are undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cherthala. Huge police force was deployed in Vayalar and area considering violence.
Following the attack on RSS workers, BJP and Hindu outfits announced a hartal in Alappuzha district on Thursday. The hartal will continue from 6 am to 6 pm, informed BJP district president M V Gopakumar.