CPI(M) leader stabbed to death in Kerala’s Thrissur district

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Sanoop is the third CPI(M) worker who has been hacked to death in a gap of one month. Earlier on August 30, two DYFI activists were hacked to death allegedly by Congress activists at Venjaramoodu in Thiruvananthapuram.

 

Communist Party of India (Marxist) Puthussery branch secretary PU Sanoop was allegedly stabbed to death by a group of men in Kerala's Thrissur district.

As per the report,  26-year old  P U Sanoop, was attacked at around 10.30 pm on Sunday after a minor scuffle. Three others, who were with Sanoop were also stabbed and the condition of one person is serious. The injured have been identified as Vipin, Jithu and Abhijith.

The brutal attack took place when Sanoop and others were returning after dropping a friend at Chittilangad. Sanoop, who received a deep stab injury, died on the spot.

The car which is suspected to have been used by the persons involved in the incident was found by police in taluk hospital premises.

"A scuffle broke out between the two groups on Monday night regarding an illegal bike race. This led to a larger clash and one person was killed. Around six people fled after the incident," a police official said.

A case has been registered under various provisions of the India Penal Code including Section 302. Police have identified four accused in the case and the investigation is on. The CPI(M) has alleged political rivalry as the motive behind the murder.

Senior minister A C Moideen, who visited the area told the media that the prime accused in the case are associated with the RSS and the Bajrang Dal.

"The prime accused and others are associated with the RSS and Bajrang Dal. This is a stronghold of CPI(M). The party has been fighting gangs involved in drug peddling. We suspect the RSS is engaged in protecting these peddlers," Minister said.

CPI(M) state chief Kodiyeri Balakrishnan lashed out at the RSS-BJP and the Congress and asked the parties not to engage in violent politics.

"The murder of Sanoop at Kunnamkulam was done by Sangh Parivar members, including a former Congress worker, who joined the BJP recently. The BJP and the Congress have become a safe haven for criminals. The leaders of those parties are using theircriminal activists to eliminate political enemies," Balakrishnan said in a statement.

Sanoop is the third CPI(M) worker who has been hacked to death in a gap of one month.

Earlier on August 30, two DYFI activists were hacked to death allegedly by Congress activists at Venjaramoodu in Thiruvananthapuram.
 

With inputs from Agency

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