Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the killing of two Youth Congress workers in Kerala, terming it a "brutal murder". He said he will not rest until the murderers are brought to book.
Two Indian Youth Congress workers were hacked to death by unidentified assailants in the northern district of Kasargod on Sunday night, according to police.
Following the incident, the Youth Congress in Kerala started a state-wide dawn to dusk shutdown in protest of murder of two of its activists allegedly by CPI-M workers in Kasargode last night.
"The brutal murder of two members of our Youth Congress family in Kasargod, Kerala is shocking. The Congress Party stands in solidarity with the families of these two young men & I send them my deepest condolences," Gandhi tweeted.
"We will not rest till the murderers are brought to justice," he said.
The incident took place at around 8 pm Sunday and the deceased were identified as Kripesh and Sarath Lal (24).
Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala strongly condemned the incident and said political murders are unpardonable and reprehensible.
He expressed deepest condolences to the families of those killed.
"Congress shall continue to force CPM Govt in Kerala for action, so that perpetrators are brought to justice," Surjewala tweeted.