A Communist Party of India (Marxist) worker was stabbed to death at Manjeswaram in Kasargod district on Sunday night. Following the incident, the CPI(M) will observe a hartal in Manjeswaram from 12 noon onwards on Monday.
A report by News18 states that the incident took place when CPI(M) worker, 21-year-old Aboobacker Siddiq was confronted and attacked by a group of men allegedly belonging to the BJP-RSS, while on his way home.
Even though, the locals rushed a severely injured Aboobacker to the hospital, the efforts went in vain as the CPI(M) worker succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
According to a report by manoramaonline, the police said that it was an argument over the sale of alcohol that lead to the murder. The police said that the person who stabbed Aboobacker has been identified as Ashwath, a native of Sonkal in the Kasargode district. He is reportedly a member of the Sangh Parivar.
District Superintendent of Police of Kasargod, Sreenivasan, told TNM that they were not ruling out political violence and are still investigating. He also said that as of now the reason for murder was suspected to be regarding the sale of alcohol.
The bikes used by the assailants have been found isolated at the spot of murder.
Suspecting that the accused would try to escape to Karnataka, search parties have been set up in the district borders.