Kasargod (Kerala): A 25-year-old Communist Party of India (Marxist) worker was stabbed to death on Sunday in Kerala's Kasargod district allegedly by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers.
25-yr-old CPI (M) worker stabbed to death in Kerala, BJP men suspected
The local police have identified the prime accused as Aswanth, a BJP worker.
According to the police, Aboobacker Siddique - the victim - was stabbed in his stomach and chest, injuring his internal organs.
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.
Condemning the attack, the state secretary of the CPI (M), 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.
Meanwhile, Kerala BJP president P S Sreedharan Pillai denied the charge and said the attack was not politically motivated.
Further details in the case are currently awaited.