A CPI(M) worker who was beaten by a group on Sunday in Cherthala of Alappuzha district has succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday morning.
Suresh alias Shibu, 38-year-old the CPI (M) activist was beaten up at 7.30 pm just 200 metres away from his home allegedly by a gang of RSS workers.
He was reportedly admitted in hospital after the assault and was discharged on Monday, but later on Wednesday, he felt uneasy and died.
CPI (M) has alleged that six RSS workers, whom Suresh had earlier complained about in the police station for using ganja, are behind the murder.
“Suresh and his friends had also approached the police with a complaint accusing the six of using ganja and giving it to others in the area. The attack on Su resh is a result of this. The six men had, earlier, gone to Suresh's house in search of him and assaulted his wife and mother. The women were also admitted in the hospital,” CPI (M) district secretary Saji Cheriyan told The Times of India.
But BJP district unit says that the death might have occurred due to some other reason.
“The alleged attack happened on Sunday and he died on Wednesday. So, we are waiting for the autopsy report and the police inquiry is on,” Soman district president of BJP told ToI.
The accused RSS men in the case are absconding. The Cherthala police have registered a case and launched a manhunt for them.