Thiruvananthapuram: A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist was hacked to death by a gang at Sreekariyam in the capital city, on Saturday.
The incident took place despite prohibitory orders and heightened vigil.
The police said RSS Basti Karyavah Rajesh of Edavacode was killed after he was attacked at his home around 9 PM by a 10-member gang led by one Manikandan.
"His left hand was severed and flung into fields and right leg was cut. Though he was admitted in a private hospital in serious condition, he died around 10:40 PM," police said.
The officials also added that the attack was not politically motivated. All members of the gang are absconding.
The police said some of them had earlier been booked under anti-goonda Act.
Meanwhile the Cantonment police is yet to arrest the attackers who hurled crude bombs on September 7, 2016, at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state committee office at Kunnukuzhy, which again came under attack overnight Friday.
Immediately after the attack, the BJP district leadership had blamed Kunnukuzhy councillor IP Binu for it.
However, police could not link him or anyone else. CCTVs at the office were reportedly out of order leading to allegations from Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) that BJP plotted the attack on its own office....