KANNUR: Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were hacked to death at New Mahe under the Thalassery police station limits here on Friday.
The BJP called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal on Saturday in the district in protest against the murder of the two party workers.
The police said the BJP workers were attacked by a group of assailants at Kallayi, New Mahe, at around 11.30 a.m. The deceased were identified as K. Vijith (28) and K.V. Shinoj (29), both residents of East Palloor, near Mahe. Having suffered multiple stab injuries and burns in bomb blast, Vijith died on the spot while Shinoj succumbed to his injuries while being rushed to the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode.
BJP leaders alleged that the two party workers were stabbed to death by Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers.