2 Youth Congress workers hacked to death in Kasaragod

Two Youth Congress workers were allegedly hacked to death by unidentified assailants in the northern district of Kasaragod on Sunday night, a senior police official said.

The incident took place at around 8 pm and the deceased were identified as Kripesh (21) and Sarath Lal (24), the official told.

Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala lashed out at the ruling CPI(M) and expressed his strong protest against the double murder.

"The CPI(M) is trying to destroy the Congress party using the party goons. The youth congress activists were attacked without any provocation. They were not involved in any kind of criminal activities. No cases were there against them. The government should identify the culprits and arrest them as soon as possible," Ramesh told.

He also alleged that the murder was a conspiracy hatched by the CPI(M) as the Lok Sabha elections are near.