A 44-year-old BJP activist was hacked to death at Maryapuram in Neyyatinkara. The victim has been identified as Anil Kumar of Aarayyur Colony. The incident happened Sunday night at 10.30 pm. Anil Kumar, who was the BJP booth president of Aarayyur ward joined the party after leaving CPM. The miscreants fled the place after committing the crime. Political enmity is stated to be the reason for the murder, the BJP alleged.
Parasala sub inspector Praveen S B said previous enmity is the reason for the murder. A police team led by Neyyatinkara DySP reached the spot. The body is kept at the mortuary of the Neyyatinkara district hospital. He leaves behind his wife Bindu. She was thee BJP candidate of Aarayyur ward in the local self-body polls. The inspector said they have obtained information about the murderers and would be held soon.