Alappuzha (Kerala): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other organisations have called for a 12-hour shutdown in Kerala’s Alappuzha after a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was allegedly killed by the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) members during a clash in the district on Wednesday night. Also Read - West Bengal Election Phase 6 Voting: Over 80% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 6 PM

“BJP and other Hindu organisations have called for a hartal in Alappuzha district from 6 am to 6 pm to protest against the incident,” said BJP district president MV Gopakumar. The party has also demanded ban on SDPI after the killing. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi Tests Positive For COVID-19 With Mild Symptoms, PM Modi Wishes Speedy Recovery

An RSS worker was allegedly killed by SDPI members after a clash erupted between two groups in Cherthala, Vayalar yesterday night. According to the police, the deceased is identified as Rahul Krishna alias Nandu, a native of Vayalar.

Three RSS workers and six SDPI workers were also injured in the clash that took place around 8 pm. There is a heavy deployment of police in the area following the incident.

A fund collection by SDPI activists on Tuesday was questioned by RSS workers and both organisations on Wednesday took out separate marches which ended up in the violence.

(With agency input)