CPI(M) activist stabbed to death in Kerala

Kasaragod: A 25-year-old activist of the CPI(M)’s youth wing was allegedly stabbed to death in Kerala’s Kasaragod district, police said today, prompting the state’s ruling Left party to accuse the RSS-BJP of being behind the killing.

Siddique, a Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) worker, was attacked by two motorcycle-borne men in Uppala – 600 km from Thiruvananthapuram -late last night. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but his life could not be saved, a police official 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 denied the charge and said the attack was not politically motivated.