2 Congress workers murdered in Kerala, UDF blames CPI(M)

Kasargod: Two members of Youth Congress were found brutally murdered in Kasargod, Kerala, by unidentified assailants yesterday.

According to sources, the deceased were returning home after taking part in a function and they were blocked by gang, who hacked them to death. Police are on the look out for the assailants.

Reacting to the tragic incident, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said, “The CPI(M) is trying to destroy the Congress party using the party goons. The youth congress activists were attacked without any provocation. They were not involved in any kind of criminal activities. No cases were there against them. The government should identify the culprits and arrest them as soon as possible.”

He blamed the CPI(M) for the double murder.  He will visit homes of the two deceased workers today, said reports.

However, CPI(M) district secretary M V Balakrishnan stated that his party did not have any role in the murders. Speaking to reporters, he said that he strongly condemn the murders and that his party is against murderous politics.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “The brutal murder of two members of our Youth Congress family in Kasargod, Kerala is shocking. The Congress Party stands in solidarity with the families of these two young men & I send them my deepest condolences. We will not rest till the murderers are brought to justice.”

NT Bureau