Kasargod: The total shutdown call given by the BJP over killing of its member has turned violent with protesters resorting to stone pelting. The angry protesters pelted stones at District bank and CPM office on Thursday while vented out anger against the killing of a youth named Remith.
The BJP protesters held a march from Karandakkad and pelted stones at the bank near a police station. There are reports of stone pelting at CPM office in MG Road. The protesters also stopped vehicles on Kasargod-Kangangad road. Following protest, there is total shutdown in the district. Though few private buses decided to ply, the protesters stopped them from moving. There also reports of tyre-burning in few places. Shops and schools have been closed due to bandh.
The BJP and the Sangh Parivar members held a rally in the town amid tight security from the police. The protesters have called for a dawn to dusk bandh in the district.
It may be recalled that K Remit, an RSS swayamsevak and BJP worker in Pinarayi village, Kannur district of Kerala was killed in broad daylight on Wednesday. Police have registered cases against 10 persons and a special team has been formed to nab the culprits. It is said that Remith was killed to avenge the murder of a CPM worker named Mohannan mere two days before Remith’s murder.