Youth Congress leader hacked to death in Kerala, cops say attack a follow-up to clash with CPI-M

Published on Feb 13 2018 - - India - -

A Youth Congress leader died on Tuesday after he was attacked by unidentified men in north Kerala’s Kannur district a day earlier.

M Shuhaib (29), Youth Congress Mattanur block secretary, was having his food on Monday when he was attacked with sharp-edged weapons after the assailants hurled a country-made bomb, police said.

Shuhaib suffered critical stab wounds and succumbed to injuries early on Tuesday. Two other party workers were also injured in the attack.

After the attack, the assailants escaped in a van. They are yet to be arrested.

Police said the attack was a follow-up to a clash between the student wings of Congress and CPI(M) two weeks back.

The Congress alleged that CPI(M) workers were behind the attack and has called a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kannur district to protest the killing.

“The attack exposes the fascist face of the CPI(M). It seems the party can’t survive without violence,” said district Congress (DCC) president Satheesan Pacheni.

Kannur is notorious for revengeful Red-Saffron clashes, with more than 200 workers of Left and RSS workers being killed in attacks in the last three decades.

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