Kannur (Ker), April 7
A 22-year-old Youth League activist, who was severely injured in a post-poll clash allegedly between staff of the CPI(M) and the IUML in this district, died on Wednesday, at the same time as political violence erupted in many components of Kerala after the fruits of the essential meeting election.
The deceased recognized as Mansur, a local of Chokli right here, had suffered crucial accidents to his leg and was admitted to a personal hospital in Kozhikode, the place he was declared useless by the docs, police stated.
An alleged CPI(M) activist was taken into custody by the police quickly after the incident, sources stated.
The Youth league is the youth wing of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a key ally of the opposition Congress- led United Democratic Front (UDF).
According to native witnesses, the stunning incident occurred when a clash broke out in Paral space in Koothuparamba constituency over allegations of bogus voting by round 8 pm on Tuesday.
A bunch of individuals waylaid Manusur and his brother Muhsin, a UDF ballot agent, close to their dwelling and hurled bombs at them earlier than attacking the youth with sharp weapons, they stated.
Muhsin, who additionally sustained severe accidents, was rushed to the personal hospital in Kozhikode.
Some of their members of the family together with ladies, who have been injured in the melee have been admitted to a hospital at Thalassery.
“They attacked me after asking and confirming my name. My brother was injured when he tried to stop them from attacking me,” Muhsin advised a tv channel from the hospital on Wednesday.
Abdullah, their father, additionally stated his sons have been attacked by the assailants in entrance of his eyes.
Though the attackers had focused Muhsin, the youthful son was killed when he tried to cease their bid in opposition to his brother, he added.
While IUML alleged that the ruling CPI(M) was behind the killing of Mansur, the Left occasion dismissed the cost and took a stand that it was not a political homicide.
However, placing the ruling occasion in a repair, police on Wednesday stated it was suspected to be a political homicide and stated greater than 10 individuals may be concerned in the incident.
Kannur district police chief R Ilango, who visited the crime scene, stated investigation is occurring and the prime focus is to nab all of the accused on the earliest.
“We suspect it to be a political murder. The investigation is going on and so we cannot come to a final conclusion at this stage. We are probing the conspiracy angle also,” he advised reporters right here.
The officer additionally stated a particular investigation workforce could be constituted to probe the case.
Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala and senior IUML chief P Okay Kunhalikutty lashed out at CPI(M) over the crime.
“CPI(M) is unleashing violence throughout the state out of worry of failure in the meeting polls. The UDF staff are dealing with risk in many locations.
The Youth League activist’ homicide is condemnable. The Left occasion needs to be prepared to finish violence,” he stated at Haripad.
Terming Mansur’s homicide as a “pre-planned” one, Kunhalikutty stated there have been studies that one of many attackers had put a social media put up hours earlier than the homicide that the IUML would keep in mind today eternally, giving indications to the heinous act.
However, CPI(M) performing secretary A Vijayaraghavan denied that it was a political homicide.
Meanwhile, as a mark of protest, the Congress-led UDF opposition is observing a hartal at Koothuparamba on Wednesday.
Koothuparamba meeting constituency in the northern Kerala district of Kannur witnessed a fierce contest between Okay P Mohanan of the Lok Janatantrik Dal, a accomplice of the ruling CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and Pottankandy Abdullah of the IUML.
Meanwhile, a number of incidents of violence between the activists of assorted political events have been reported throughout the state for the reason that fruits of polling on Tuesday.
Clashes between Congress and CPI(M) activists have been reported at Haripad and Kayamkulam.
Yova Morcha district vp, Sreejith Parakkalayi was hacked by an unidentified gang at Kanhangadu in Kasaragod district final night time.
He was admitted to a hospital in Mangalure with accidents and the BJP alleged that CPI(M) was behind the incident.
At Kayamkulam, a youth congress activist and sales space agent in Tuesday’s election, Soman, was hacked allegedly by CPI(M) staff.
A BJP chief’s home was attacked at Kollam final night time and the saffron occasion suspected the involvement of the Marxist occasion behind the act. — PTI