Pathanamthitta: A CPI(M) local secretary was stabbed to death in Thiruvalla on Thursday, reported news agencies quoting Kerala police. According to the police, the incident occurred at around 8.30 PM. The victim was identified as Sandeep Kumar, a CPI(M) local secretary from Peringara village in Pathanamthitta district.Also Read - Student Police Cadets Wearing Hijab Will Affect Secularism: Kerala Govt

Police said there were 11 stab wounds on the body of the victim who died before reaching a hospital. After the victim tried to settle a dispute between the accused — who were allegedly drunk — and a shopowner, his bike was chased and he was stabbed multiple times, said the police. Also Read - Kerala Named 'The Most Welcoming Region,' Followed by Goa And Puducherry: Survey

Reacting to the incident, the CPI(M) State secretariat issued a statement blaming the RSS and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter. Also Read - After Being Unconscious For 6 Months, Kerala Man In UAE Wakes Up To Make Miraculous Recovery From COVID

(Based on agency inputs)