After a few months of calm, yet another case of alleged political violence has been reported from Kerala's Kannur district.
Babu Kannappoyil, an active CPI (M) leader, was hacked to death by a group of unidentified assailants a little after 10 pm on Monday. Babu was a former CPI (M) counsellor and was serving as Pulloor local committee member.
According to the police, Babu was hacked to death by a group of assailants in Pulloor. The police say that they are yet to identify the attackers. Bur the CPI (M) has accused the RSS of attacking and murdering Babu.
Speaking to TNM, MC Pavithran, a CPI (M) leader from Kannur alleged that RSS was behind the attack.
"This attack on Babu was orchestrated with the knowledge and help of the district-level RSS leaders," the CPI (M) leader said.
CPI (M) has called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Mahe and Kannur district on Tuesday.
Screenshots of an RSS man celebrating the murder have begun doing the rounds, but the police say they need time to zero in on the perpetrators. Meanwhile, fresh clashes broke out between RSS and CPI (M) workers, reported Manorama
(This is a developing story.)