Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (PTI) A BJP worker who was allegedly attacked by CPI(M) activists today died at the government medical college hospital here.

Ravindranath (58) was the president of Kadakkal panchayat in nearby Kollam district.

A retired police official, he had suffered severe head injuries during a clash between CPI(M)-BJP activists at Kanjirathumoodu in Kadaykkal two weeks ago.

He was undrgoing treatment at the medical college here since the attack, but succumbed to injuries this morning, party sources said.

As a mark of protest over his death, BJP has called for a dawn-dusk hartal in Kollam district tomorrow, party’s district president G Gopinath said.

Meanwhile, BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said law and order situation had worsened in the state and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan should relinquish the Home portfolio currently with him.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.