A 21-year-old IUML employee was killed when a gaggle of alleged CPI(M) staff hurled bombs at him in entrance of his father in Panoor space in Kannur district as he reached home alongside together with his elder brother after polling on Tuesday evening. A gang lurking near the home attacked the brothers exterior their home — allegedly triggering panic amongst native residents who couldn’t instantly rush the brothers to hospital.
While Mansoor later succumbed to accidents from the bomb assault, his elder brother Muhasin is out of hazard. A suspect affiliated to the CPM has been taken into custody.
Police stated there was an altercation between staff of the CPI (M) and IUML over bringing voters to polling cubicles. A purported video of CPI(M) staff confirmed them threatening the IUML males once they introduced voters to cubicles. In retaliation to the risk, IUML cadres manhandled CPI(M) staff. However, Mansoor was not a part of the group of IUML cadres who entered into an altercation with the CPI(M) staff.
Kannur SP R Elanko, who visited the spot, stated, “Prima facie there is political motive… One person (a CPM worker) was taken into custody for questioning. We have identified that the gang had more than 10 persons. The immediate concern is to arrest all the accused… Conspiracy aspect could be ascertained only after arresting all those involved.”
However, CPI(M) Kannur district secretary M V Jayarajan stated his social gathering has no hyperlink with the incident. “The incident occurred in an space the place the IUML has a robust base. Nobody expects political violence in such an space. There ought to be an neutral probe,’’ he stated.
The incident got here hours after a suspected CPI(M) employee wrote on Facebook, “The gang of IUML wolves, who have attacked the comrade, you would remember this day for several years, surely.”
The IUML has alleged a “conspiracy” behind the incident and accused the police of not appearing over the social gathering’s criticism concerning the Facebook submit.
On Wednesday, Jain Raj, son of senior CPI (M) chief P Jayarajan, an alleged accused in just a few political murders, courted controversy after he wrote — in a social media submit — that “getting things by begging has become a habit”.
P Jayarajan stated if his son’s Facebook submit was associated to the incident, “I don’t agree with it”. “Party workers should engage in activities to ensure peace in that region, where the unfortunate incident happened,” he stated.
However, IUML state basic secretary P Ok Kunhalikutty stated the killing was pre-planned. “The social media status of the CPI(M) worker indicates a conspiracy. Police did not act upon the complaint from IUML about the Facebook post. After attacking the brothers, the assailants did not allow local people to take the injured to hospital. Mansoor bled to death.”
Congress state working president and Kannur MP Ok Sudhakaran stated the UDF is not going to sit idle if the CPI(M) continues to resort to violence. “CPI(M) is indulging in violence after realising that the party could not make expected gains in the elections,” he stated.