Kasargod, August 6: Kerala Police have arrested two Rashtriya Sewamsewak Sangh (RSS) workers in connection with the murder of a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) worker. Twenty-three-year-old Aboobacker Sidique was stabbed to death at Manjeswaram in Kasargod district on Sunday night. According to reports, Sidique was stabbed in his stomach and chest by a gang who came on a bike, when he was returning home at 11 pm. He was immediately rushed to a hospital, where Backer succumbed to his injuries.
Following the incident, the CPI (M) has called for a strike in Manjeswaram taluk on Monday. A strong police force is deployed in the region to avoid any unfortunate incident. Reports claimed that it was an argument over the sale of alcohol that led to the murder. District Superintendent of Police of Kasargod, Sreenivasan, told The News Minute that they were not ruling out political violence and are still investigating.
A similar incident took place in May when a CPI (M) worker Babu Kannippoyil was hacked to death in Mahe, a district under union territory of Puducherry, near Kerala’s politically volatile Kannur district. The deceased was a local committee member of the CPI (M). An hour after the killing, an RSS worker Shanej Parambath was murdered in Mahe, which was suspected to be a retaliatory attack.