Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker was killed by police on Thursday night in the clash between two groups in the Kerala Alappuzha district. At least six SDPI workers were detained for the murder of the RSS worker, police said.
Kerala: BJP & Hindu outfits have called for a shutdown in Alappuzha district from 6 am to 6 pm today in protest against the death of an RSS worker in a clash with SDPI workers last night, says BJP district president MV Gopakumar
— ANI (@ANI) February 25, 2021
Twenty three-year-old Nandhu who was killed in a clash with RSS men in Alappuzha near Vayalar City by SDPI workers. The SDPI is the political wing of the Indian People’s Front (PFI).
The police reportedly brought Nandu to a hospital, who was allegedly sharply attacked, but succeeded in the serious damage he sustained.
At least six other hospitals in Alappuzha and Ernakulam were admitted to the clashes of the SDPI and the RSS, said the police. They said that one of the injured RSS employees was critical.
The BJP declared Thursday a shutdown in the district of Alappuzha. In the Kerala region, the group observes the dawn-to-dusk hartal condemning the violence against its workers.
Tension had brewed in the area, according to sources, following a recent SDPI protest march on a tour in Kerala to open Vijay Yatra’s BJP from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, said the PTI news agency.
He claimed that BJP had also pre-planned the killing of an RSS officer. The BJP added that the situation of two employees is important.