The district committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) alleged that the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) activists were trying to mislead people in Koduvally by projecting a “natural death” as murder in the region and to take political revenge.

Speaking to the media here on Sunday, CPI (M) district secretary T.P. Ramakrishnan said IUML worker Aboobacker Siddique succumbed to a cardiac arrest as per the official post-mortem examination report and there was no obscurity in the incident.

“Unable to recognise the fact, the League activists are trying to defame the CPI(M) amid the public and portraying the incident as a murder,” he said.

Mr. Ramakrishnan alleged that a local committee office and seven branch offices of the CPI(M) in the region were attacked as a result of the “false propagation” and the police officers in the area were remaining mute spectators. The leader said the IUML leaders were trying to provoke people through misleading announcements and fire up communal tension.

Condemning the IUML workers who tried to block some of the people’s representatives during their visit to the attacked party offices at Koduvally on Sunday, he said it was done with the clear knowledge of the top IUML leaders.

More In: Kozhikode