CPI(M) worker brutally killed in Kannur

Haridasan, a fisherman, was allegedly hacked to death by a gang of assailants in front of his house at Punnol near New Mahe.

CPI(M) worker brutally killed in Kannur

Kannur: A CPI(M) worker was hacked to death in the north Kerala district of Kannur in the early hours of Monday. CPI(M) alleged that BJP-RSS was behind the killing.

Police said that Korambil Haridas, 54, a fisherman at New Mahe near Thalassery. He was attacked near his house by a group that came on bikes. Locals rushed him to a hospital in Thalassery, but he could not be saved. He sustained multiple injuries and one of his legs was severed by the assailants, police said. His brother Suran also sustained injuries while trying to block the attackers.

His body was shifted to Pariyaram Medical College hospital. Police said there was a CPI(M)-BJP clash in the Punnol area a week ago.

The CPI(M) alleged that the party activist was hacked to death by a group of RSS-BJP men. The BJP has denied the allegations.  

The CPI (M) has called for a hartal in Thalassery municipality and New Mahe panchayat today to protest the killing.