Thrissur: An RSS activist was killed here on Sunday by CPI-M workers, the state Bharatiya Janata Party office has claimed. The incident occurred at around 1.30 pm. when Anand, who was on a two-wheeler, was knocked down by a car. He was then hacked to death.

Anand was pronounced dead in a hospital. The victim was an accused in the murder of a Communist Party of India-Marxist worker in 2014.

Anand was currently out on bail.

In January this year, a 52-year-old BJP worker was hacked to death near Kannur, two days after a senior national BJP leader warned the CPI-M of dire consequences if it did not stop political murders. Santhosh, 52, who hails from Dharmadom near Kannur, was alone in his home when unidentified assailants hacked him to death late on Wednesday night. Angry Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers called for a day-long shutdown in Kannur district on Thursday.