The incident occurred at around 9 pm. The deceased, Babu, was a local committee member of the CPM, they said.
Police sources said though he was rushed to a hospital, his could not be saved. The Left party has alleged that the RSS and the BJP were behind the attack.
The CPM has called for a strike tomorrow in Kannur district and Mahe.
Mahe, is situated between Thalassery in the politically volatile Kannur district and Vatakara in Kozhikode district. It is an enclave of Puducherry.
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