The victim, Kunhikrishnan, had left his home at 9 am on Friday, saying he was going for a haircut, it said.
When he did not return home till night, family members began a search for him and his body was found bitten by stray dogs late at night.
The elderly man's face and right hand were found bitten off, police said adding the man seemed to have put up a fight against the animals.
In August last year, a 65-year-old woman was attacked and killed by stray dogs at Kannramkulam in the state capital.
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