A CPM worker got severely injured after being attacked by unidentified people in Kerala’s Kannur district on Friday night.

According to the police, 45-year-old Aravindan was at his fish farm when six men attacked him and chopped off his leg before fleeing from the spot. He is currently undergoing treatment at the co-operative hospital in Thalassery.

Aravindan had quit BJP two years ago to join hands with CPM. The police suspect hand of BJP activists behind the attack, they said an investigation is on to find more details.

Meanwhile CPM has blamed RSS for the attack.

Kerala has been witness to several violent clashes between CPM-BJP workers ever since Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF formed a govt in the state. With a population of 2.5 million and a literacy rate of 85%, Kannur is said to be the state’s most violent territory.  

Earlier this month, another CPM worker was attacked with sword by roughly 10 people in the aforementioned district.