Two Political Murders In Kerala: Sec 144 Imposed In Alappuzha


Thiruvananthapuram: Section 144 has been imposed in Alappuzha district of Kerala for two days following the murders two political leaders, district collector A Alexander said on Sunday.

Two state-level leaders of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were killed amid growing tensions between the two parties in the region

K S Shan, the state secretary of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Kerala, was brutally attacked on Saturday night while he was on his way back home and his party alleged that the RSS was behind it.

Shan succumbed to his injuries at a Kochi hospital around midnight, police said. Hours later, BJP’s OBC Morchas state secretary Ranjeet Sreenivas was hacked to death in his home by some assailants who barged into his house on Sunday morning, police said.

Clashes ensued in the district after the back-to-back murders. High vigil is being maintained in the area and senior police officers have been rushed to avert further tensions. It is believed that the second attack was in retaliation to the murder of the SDPI leader state secretary Shan KS.

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