The incident happened at a musical event as part of a festival at the Cheriyapuram Temple at Peruvattoor, with the victim’s family present.
Locals, reeling under the impact of wildlife encroachment, are staging protests that transcend political affiliations.
The hartal comes in the wake of the brutal killing of Panachiyil Ajeesh, 47, who was trampled to death by a rogue elephant on Saturday.
KVVES district functionaries said that they had contacted the office of the governor requesting whether the date of the event could be changed.
According to reports, visit of a team of forest officials to a pavilion built for site seeing near waterfalls in Mankulam panchayath's Perubankuthu on Friday afternoon ended up in the clash
The one-day hartal in protest of the shifting of the market to a complex at Kalluthankadavu.
The hartal was earlier declared on August 19.
LDF called for the hartal to protest against the delay in passing the land assignment amendment bill.
The High Court on Wednesday denied permission to tranquillise and capture the tusker.