Communist Party (Marxist) branch secretary in Kerala Kuzhichal Mohanan was allegedly hacked to death by a group of RSS workers on Monday, reported news agency ANI.
As per NDTV report, the 52-year-old leader was attacked in a busy market area by four-five unidentified men. The incident took place in Kuthuparamba area of Kannur district.
Kannur has witnessed a string of similar political killings in the past.
Further details are awaited.