In yet another incident of political rivalry, four RSS workers were attacked allegedly by CPM workers near Kannur yesterday, triggering tension in the locality.


Sujesh (30) and Santosh (28), local RSS functionaries, were attacked by a group of around 20 alleged CPI-M cadres with sharp-edged weapons at a construction site of a house of another RSS worker around noon at Muzukkun in Irruty, police said.


They later attacked two other RSS workers, Arun (23) and Deepesh (26), with iron rods.


All the four were rushed to a hospital in nearby Thallassery and Sujesh, who is stated to have received serious injuries, had been shifted to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.


Police said there was tension in the area following the attack, the latest in sporadic incidents of political violence witnessed in the sensitive district between CPM and BJP-RSS workers.


Last month, two workers belonging to CPM and BJP were killed and the issue echoed in the state assembly where Congress attacked the LDF government and also BJP for failure to control their cadres.