Hindu Munnani spokesperson hacked to death in Coimbatore; outfit announces bandh

Thirty-six-year-old C Sasikumar, a Hindu Munnani spokesperson was killed by a four-member gang at Subramaniyampalayam in Coimbatore, reported The Times of India. Sasikumar was hacked to death late on Thursday night.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The report claimed that the gang chased him on motorcycles and then attacked him using sickles. "He suffered from 11 cut injuries," said the report.

The Hindu reported that a number of activists from the Hindu group came to the hospital causing commotion. Hindu outfit's president, Subramaniam said that many party leaders were being attacked and that that they would observe a state-wide bandh on Friday, according to The Times of India.

Barely a few days earlier, on Monday night, another Munnani functionary was hacked to death by a gang in Dindigul, another town near Coimbatore. Thirty-year-old Shankar Ganesh was accosted by a gang armed with weapons.

On the same day, a member of another Hindu outfit was murdered in Hosur. On 12 September, a Hindu Munnani functionary's vehicle and house was splashed with kerosene.

Updated Date: Sep 23, 2016 11:20 AM

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