RSS activist attacked in Kannur; BJP blames CPM

ANI | Updated: Oct 15, 2017 22:39 IST

Kannur (Kerala) [India] October 15 (ANI): A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist was allegedly attacked by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) workers in Kerala's Kannur.

Nidesh, 28, was attacked by bike-borne persons at around 5:30 p.m. near the Muzhappilangad beach. He was immediately hospitalized.

The police said that he had suffered injuries on his hands and legs.

The local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit has alleged the attack was the handiwork of CPM workers.

The attack comes at a time when the saffron party is currently taking out a 'Janaraksha Yatra', protesting against attacks on its workers, allegedly by the CPM workers in Kerala.

The march, which was flagged off by BJP chief Amit Shah at Kannur on October 3, is scheduled to conclude at state capital Thiruvananthapuram on October 17.(ANI)