Kannur | The hartal called by CPM to protest the killing of its party worker has disrupted normal life in Kannur on Tuesday. Vehicles were exempted from the dawn-to-dusk hartal, but KSRTC vehicles reportedly did not operate schedules.
The hartal was called to protest the killing of CPI(M) worker Mohanan, who was Monday hacked to death by six people at Pathiriyad in Kannur district, police said.
Police said Mohanan (40), died on the way to the hospital. The assailants have not been identified yet.
A toddy shop worker, he was CPI(M)’s Paduvilayi local committee member.
The attack took place yesterday when he was inside the shop. Another worker, Ashokan, was also injured in the attack, police said.