Communal tension has been triggered in Kasargod district in Kerala after a 30-year-old Madrassa teacher was hacked to death by unknown attackers on Monday night.
The incident happened at around 1.30am when the deceased identified as Riyaz, who hails from Kodagu district in Karnataka, was at his residence near a mosque.
The main cleric Abdul Azeez, who resides in a room adjacent to Riyaz’s heard loud cries coming from his room, hence rushed but “came under heavy-stone pelting” from outside which forced him to shut the door, New Indian Express reported.
Subsequently, the cleric alerted local residents through the Mosque loudspeaker. When the residents gathered, Riyaz was found dead in a pool of blood with a slit throat.
The assailants, who were suspected to be on a motorbike, immediately fled the spot.
Protesting the incident, the Indian Union Muslim League has called for a dawn-to-dusk bandh from 6am to 6 pm on Tuesday.
A special police team has undertaken the investigation and heavy police force has been deployed in the area to avoid any unpleasant incident.