A local leader of the CPI-M was attacked and allegedly killed members of liquor mafia in Kollam district of Kerala on Saturday.
B Devadathan (56) was hit in the head multiple times before being stabbed by the attackers, Ezhukon police told media. He was the Eruthanangad branch secretary of the CPI-M and was attacked while engaged in the party's election campaign at the local co-operative bank.
According to CPI-M, the liquor-mafia was infuriated by the party's mass programmes in the region against their activities.
Devadathan's body is kept at the government hospital in Kottarakkara.