Thrissur: A Youth Congress worker has died after he was attacked by a group of eight people at Chavakkad in Thrissur district, said reports on Wednesday.

Forty-three-year-old Noushad was attacked on Tuesday evening. The incident reportedly took place when Noushad, along with three other Youth Congress activists, was attacked by a group which arrived on bikes.

Some other reports claimed Noushad was attacked at his residence and was shot at. He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday morning.

A local report said the police suspected the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) to be behind the attack.

A couple of months ago, a BJP worker was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bhatapara of North 24 Parganas district. Security forces had to be deployed in the area.

Reports said the incident took place at Kalitala area in ward no 7, under Jagaddal police station. Chandan Shaw was shot dead by unidentified miscreants when he was on his way home around 10.30 PM.

Sources said the incident occurred near Itbhata-Kalitala. They said while Shaw was returning home, four miscreants on two motorcycles accosted him. One of them fired from close range. Shaw was rushed to Bhatpara state general hospital where he was declared brought dead.