Ayyappa devotee immolates himself BJP calls for Kerala shutdown
| Thursday | 13th December, 2018
Thiruvananthapuram: A 50-year-old man early on Thursday set himself on fire at a BJP protest venue here and died at the state-run Medical College Hospital in the evening, police said.
Venugopalan Nair poured kerosene on his clothes, set them on fire and ran into the protest venue in front of the state Secretariat.
At the venue was former state BJP President C.K.
Following the death, the BJP called a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala on Friday.
While the police are yet to ascertain the reason for the immolation, the BJP is linking it to the Sabarimala temple issue.