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25-year-old CPI(M)'s youth wing activist stabbed to death in Kerala

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


PTI 06 Aug 2018, 07:34 AM India

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 murder.

Siddique, a Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) worker, was attacked by two motorcycle-borne men in Uppsala -- 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.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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