Twenty-three-year-old Ananda was attacked with swords and knives in broad daylight allegedly by CPM workers at Nenmeni in Guruvayur Sunday afternoon when he was riding a motorcycle. The party has called a hartal in Guruvayur and Manlur Assembly segments Monday to protest the killing.
Anand, who is an accused in the murder of CPM activist Fasil four years ago, was granted bail recently.More news: N Korea brands Trump 'warmonger' as his Asia tour moves to Hanoi
The security has been tightened in Thrissur following the murder of the RSS member. The BJP has blamed the CPI (M) for the heightened political tension in the state. Police are now investigating the case and said that the auto used by the attackers have been identified. Three persons then got out of the vehicle and hacked Anandan. Police said they have launched an intense search for the accused but refused to share any information about them with the media. The injured was immediately rushed to a hospital but there he was pronounced dead.
Anandan, who was a truck driver, had been in judicial custody for almost six months after he was arrested in connection with Fasil's murder. "Despite the recent surge in protests against political killings, the CPM is not ready to end the murderous politics. Alleging that Jehadists had taken control of the CPI (M) in Kerala, Kummanam added that the CPI (M) was in direct and indirect contact with Islamists". The heinous crime of the CPM is a challenge to democratic society.
The CPI (M) Thrissur district unit denied its role in the killing. Many senior BJP leaders including its national president Amit Shad took part in the march. "Let the police probe and find the culprits". It has also claimed that 14 of these killings have taken place since Pinarayi Vijayan took over as the Chief Minister past year. Earlier also, several RSS workers have been killed in political violence. In a tweet on Sunday he said that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan "must explain what his govt is doing to curb criminal elements in his rank".