In a separate incident, hand-made bombs were also hurled at RSS office at Taliparamba, which has turned the area tense. With the killing of the BJP member and the bomb hurling incident, the BJP has called for a bundh on Thursday.
The deceased is Santhish (52) from Andallur near Dharmadam of Kannur district.
It is said that the incident took place around 11.30 pm when armed miscreants broke open the door of his house and attacked him. Though he was rushed to Talassery hospital, he was declared dead.
Santhosh was all alone at home when the incident took place. With this, the BJP has called for Kannur bundh on Thursday barring only the state-level Kalothsava to be held.
Police have beefed up security in wake of the bundh. Vehicles are off road and shops are closed from Thursday morning itself.