Palakkad shocker: RSS worker hacked to death in broad daylight as onlookers watch him dying

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Palakkad: In a shocking incident, a four-member gang brutally hacked an RSS worker to death in broad daylight. The incident happened in Mambaram on Monday around 9 am and onlookers watched the person getting attacked and dead. The victim has been identified as Sanjith (27), ‘Boudhik Pramukh’ of Elappully Zone.

Sanjith was on his way from his wife's house. According to the onlookers, the gang followed him in a car and hit the vehicle on his motorcycle. As he toppled, the gang stabbed him, they said. Though he was rushed to a Palakkad District hospital, he succumbed.

BJP has alleged that SDPI is behind the killing of the RSS worker. It is learnt that there are tensions and conflicts between SDPI and RSS in Elappully region. The present killing is linked with that, suggest initial reports.

According to Palakkad Town Police and Kasaba Police, Sanjith has been booked under many cases. An investigation has been launched to trace the accused who fled the scene after the incident, they said.

Condemning the killing of the RSS worker, BJP state president K Surendran alleged it was a "planned murder" and blamed the failure from the part of the police and state government in occurring such incidents in the state.

BJP announced a hartal in Malampuzha constituency from 2 pm to 6 pm on Monday in protest over the murder, informed BJP leader M Suresh.

(With inputs from PTI)

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