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RSS Leader in Kerala’s Palakkad hacked to Death in front of his wife

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S Sanjith, a leader of RSS, was hacked to death in the Palakkad District of Kerala. BJP alleges that members of SDPI, the political wing of Popular Front of India were behind the death of the RSS worker.

In a gruesome incident, an activist and leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were repeatedly stabbed to death allegedly by workers of the Social Democratic Front of India (SDPI), the political wing of the Popular Front of India, in Elapully in Palakkad district of Kerala on Monday, police said. S Sanjith aged 27, hailing from Elappully, was assailed by a gang around 9 am on Monday when he was riding his wife to work in the Mambaram area of the Palakkad district. The assailants, who were in a car, first rammed the motorcycle and when both fell on the road, they got out and repeatedly stabbed him in front of his wife. S Sanjith died on way to the hospital and his wife suffered minor injuries in the fall.

Police said that an investigation has been launched to trace the accused who fled the scene after the incident. Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that the assailants followed Sanjith, hailing from Elappully, in a vehicle, hit his two-wheeler, and when he fell down they hacked him to death in front of his wife. Condemning the killing of the RSS worker, BJP state president K Surendran alleged it was a “planned murder” and blamed the failure on the part of the police and state government in occurring such incidents in the state.

Police, as of now are keeping a strict vigil as tension has gripped the locality following the murder. Palakkad Superintendent of Police (SP) R Viswanadh said a special investigation team has been constituted and police have some information about the assailants. He said the murder appeared to be a fallout of tension prevailing in the area between local RSS and SDPI workers. Police suspect that assailants slipped to the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu after the murder.

Joining the ranks of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State leaders, Opposition leader VD Satheesan also condemned the murder.

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