A Madrassa teacher was hacked to death by unidentified men at Chooriyil in Kasargod on Monday night.


The victim was identified as Riyas, a resident of Coorg in Karnataka. He was sleeping in a room close to the Madrassa where he worked when the gang brutally attacked him. The men created terror in the premises when people living close by tried to come out of their rooms to help the young man.


Riyas had breathed his last before the local people could reach the spot. The dead body was taken to Pariyaram Medical College for postmortem.


N A Nellikkunnu MLA visited the Madrassa and alleged that the murder was a deliberate attempt to create communal unrest in the sensitive district. Indian Union Muslim League called for a hartal in Kasargod assembly constituency area on Tuesday.


Security has been beefed up in Kasargod  and surrounding areas after the murder. Rajesh Divan, ADGP North Zone, reached Kasargod on Monday night to monitor the law and order situation. Even though police launched a massive search operation to trace the vehicle in which the culprits escaped the scene, the criminals are yet to be taken into custody.