This Article is From Aug 06, 2018

CPM Activist Stabbed To Death In Kerala's Kasaragod

The CPM activist in Kerala's Kasaragod district was rushed to hospital, but could not be saved

CPM Activist Stabbed To Death In Kerala's Kasaragod

Kasargod: More policemen have been deployed in the area, the police said


A 23-year-old CPM activist was stabbed to death allegedly by a BJP activist in Kerala's Kasaragod district, police sources said.

The activist identified as Siddique, a Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) worker, was attacked by two motorcycle-borne men in Uppala -- 600 km from Thiruvananthapuram -- late on Sunday night. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but his life could not be saved, a police official said.

"The tension began with a scuffle over selling of liquor. The accused, who has affiliation with BJP, was already present at the spot. Eventually, the CPM activist was called in there and stabbed," a police officer said.

Two of three accused have been identified, he said. Security in the area has been tightened to prevent any violence and a special police team constituted to investigate the case, the official added.

Condemning the attack, the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, alleged that the RSS-BJP were behind the murder. He added that the Kerala society should be able to isolate and identify communal forces in the state.

State Bharatiya Janata Party president P S Sreedharan Pillai has denied the charge and said the attack was not politically motivated.

(With inputs from PTI)