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Centre seeks report from Kerala govt on killing of BJP man


Pinarayi: Police investigate at the spot after a BJP worker, identified as Remith, was hacked to death allegedly by CPI(M) activists in Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's home town Pinarayi on Wednesday. (Pls refer story MDS1, DEL33) PTI Photo (PTI10_12_2016_000244B) *** Local Caption ***

New Delhi: The Centre today sought a report from the Kerala government on the brutal killing of a 25- year-old BJP activist in Kannur district.

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In a communication, the Home Ministry has asked the state government to provide details of the incident and steps taken to nab and punish those responsible for the crime.

The Home Ministry has also asked the Kerala government to inform it about the steps taken for security of political workers in the state, official sources said.

BJP activist Remith was hacked to death in Kannur district, the home town of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan yesterday, within 48 hours of the murder of a CPI(M) activist and toddy shop worker Mohanan.

The BJP organised a ‘bandh’ in Kerala today to protest the killing of its party activist.