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A 20-year-old Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was allegedly hacked to death in Kerala’s Thrissur district.

The incident took place during a temple festival in Mukkattukara area of the the district on Sunday night. The BJP alleged that CPM workers were behind the act and called for a strike today.

The police, however, said the murder is not political. The killing was a result of a scuffle that broke out during the festival, they said. The deceased has been identified as Nirmal.

The incident comes a month after a BJP worker was hacked to death in Thalassery in Kannur district of Kerala.

Fifty-two-year-old Santhosh Kumar was a former mukhya shikshak of the RSS unit in Andallur and a booth president of the BJP in the area.

The RSS office near Thaliparamba was also attacked in a separate incident.