BJP worker hacked to death in Kerala

via PNS-KOZHIKODE published on February 14, 2012

In an act of brutal political hostility, a BJP worker was hacked to death by suspected CPI(M) activists at Payyoli in Kerala’s Kozhikode district. BJP worker Choriyanchalil Thazhemmal Manoj (40) was attacked by CPI(M) men at his home in Payyoli on Sunday night and he succumbed to hack injuries early Monday morning at the hospital.

Manoj was attacked at his home by a group of about 15 murderers in masks, armed with swords and other lethal weapons, at about 9.30 pm Sunday. He was hacked in the head and legs by the murders when he came out of the house hearing some sounds outside in the night despite, the pleas of his wife and children.

The neighbours who assembled at Manoj’s house hearing the cries of his wife Pushpa and daughters Arya and Nanda (UP school students) were not allowed to come near him by the murderers who threatened them with swords. The gang also went on the rampage at the house for an hour destroying everything there including furniture and home appliances.

It was only after they left the neighbours could take him to the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode, where he succumbed to the injuries early Monday morning. An autorikshaw driver, Manoj was also the Payyoli unit secretary of the BMS. He had contested as a BJP candidate in the last local bodies elections.

The BJP held the CPI(M) responsible for the murder of Manoj. The party, the BMS and the Hindu AikyaVedi observed a 24-hour hartal from Monday morning in the Koilandy Assembly constituency limits which included Payyoli.

Meanwhile, violent incidents continued to occur in the northern parts of Kozhikode district which had been going through political turbulence for the past several weeks. Two CPI(M) workers, Erath Balan (55) and Vellolippil Manojan (34) suffered hack injuries at Neettoor near Kuttyadi. The CPI(M) alleged that Muslim league activists were behind the attack.

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