Kerala: BMS activist dies in police custody, BJP calls for strike

Kasargod (Kerala) [India], Apr.8 (ANI): A Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) activist Sandeep died in police custody after he was taken by the police for drinking liquor in a public place on Friday.

"A BMS activist was taken into custody along with four others on a complaint that men were drinking in public place. Sandeep felt uneasiness and police took him to the nearby hospital and he died," a police official said.

His family alleged that he died because the police tortured him in the jeep.

Following this incident, the station Sub-Inspector was transferred and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called on for a district hartal today. (ANI)