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Three dog carcasses were found hanging from an electric post on Tuesday, 1 September in Kannur, north Kerala on the first death anniversary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RRS) district functionary Kathiroor Manoj.

Manoj (42) was hacked to death on 1 September, 2014. The assailants had hurled a bomb at his Omni car, which then hit an electric post. The dog carcasses were reportedly spotted on the same electric post.

Manoj was one of the accused involved in the attempted murder of CPI (M) leader P Jayarajan in 1999.

Soon after the news about the dog carcasses broke out, many social media users and animal rights activists came forward questioning why dogs are being punished to commemorate the death anniversary of the RSS leader.

"Why should a poor little soul be hanged to commemorate anything? Something is seriously wrong with the mentality of people," says Karan Chawla, a social media user.

The photo, which shows 3 dogs hanged to the post has also gone viral on social media.

Check out some social media responses below:

Avanti ‏

WT* is wrong wid ppl? Y punish d innocent?! #sick Dog hanged in Kerala to mark death anniversary of RSS functionary

Unstally Mentable ‏

Dog hanged in Kerala because of some tool's death anniversary. Kerala, seriously, what have dogs done to you?


Where are Animal Rights activists now? Nobody has the courage to raise voice against disgusting communists in Kerala.

Anshu Chhibber

This is beyond sick! Dog hanged in Kerala to mark death anniversary of RSS functionary

Meanwhile, a tense situation prevails in Kannur with violent clashes between Communist Party of India (CPM) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers.