Two workers of the Youth Congress were hacked to death allegedly by the CPIM workers at Kasaragod district in Kerala on Sunday night.
Kripesh and Joshi, were traveling on a motorcycle when they were waylaid by a gang and attacked using sharp weapons. While Kripesh died on the spot, Joshi succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital in Mangalore for advanced treatment.
“This is clearly an orchestrated attack by the CPI(M). We will observe statewide protests and a hartal in Kasaragod tomorrow.”
Dean Kuriakose, state president of the Youth Congress said.
The attack on the two workers comes just a year after the murder of SV Shuhaib, a Youth Congress leader, in Kannur in 2018 by the supporters of the ruling CPI(M).
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged that the murder was premeditated. CPI(M) is trying to eliminate Congress with the backing of power, he claimed.