A 45-year old CPI-M activist of Magad in the district was stabbed to death by some persons at nearby Perumba, police said.
Though the man was rushed to a private hospital, his life could not be saved, police said.CPI-M local leaders alleged it was a political murder and that the Congress was behind it.
Meanwhile, the one day district hartal called by CPI-M to protest the murder was total.
Shops remained closed and vehicles including KSRTC and private buses were off the roads, sources said.
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