One Dead, Several Injured As Violence Marks Polling Day in Kerala

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After an extended recess, political violence returned to Kerala on Tuesday after a carefully fought meeting elections in the state. Incidents of violence had been reported throughout the state, from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram, in the final 12 hours. One individual died in Kannur.

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Manzoor, a Muslim League employee, was hacked to loss of life at Panoor that falls beneath the Kuthuparamab Assembly Constituency in the district. The police have taken one CPM employee into custody in reference to this incident.

Manzoor, who was badly injured in an assault, breathed his final at a personal hospital in Kozhikode on Wednesday morning. His elder brother Mohsin is present process remedy on the identical hospital with severe accidents. The brothers had been attacked in their dwelling at 8:30 pm on Tuesday after an altercation at a polling sales space. In a Facebook put up earlier than the assault, the individual in custody had warned Muslim League employees of ‘a day memorable to them.’

“Neither of my sons was involved in acts of violence, don’t know why they killed my son,” Musthafa, Manzoor and Mohsin’s father advised News18.

“The assailants even prevented Manzoor from being take to hospital and he died of excessive bleeding from wounds,” stated senior Muslim League chief PK Kunajalikkuty from the hospital in Kozhikode.

According to the deceased’s neighbours, bombs had been hurled at their home earlier than the assault. “A gang of nearly 20 people were there in the attack,” an area Muslim League chief, Najaf, advised media.

A pacesetter of the Yuva Morcha from Kasargod is present process emergency surgical procedure at a personal hospital in Mangalore following an assault. Sreejith Parakkalayi, Kasargod district vice chairman Yuva Morcha was attacked by a gang and each of his legs had been nearly chopped off. The BJP alleged that CPM was behind the assault,.

In one other assault in Kannur, Mujeeb Rahman of Cherukkunnu was attacked allegedly by CPM employees after the election. Bombs had been hurled on the home of a UDF polling agent Sahadevan at Kuthuparamb.

Three CPM employees, together with the private workers of Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran, have been taken into custody following conflict with BJP employees at Kattayikonam in the Kazhakootam constituency, a stronghold of the Marxist occasion in Thiruvananthapuram district.

Four BJP employees had been injured and their automotive was broken. “Protestors aimed to disrupt the voting procedure and alleged that police were acting as ‘agents’ of the BJP,” stated Kadakampally Surendran, who can also be the CPM candidate from the constituency.

Sobha Surendran, the BJP candidate from the constituency, had earlier in the day held a sit-in protest in entrance of a polling sales space in the world.

Nearly a dozen Congress employees had been injured in Alappuzha district on Tuesday eveing following assaults in Harippad and Kayamakulam Assembly constituencies. According to the injured CPM employees had been behind the assault.

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