THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Unidentified assailants allegedly assaulted a local Congress leader at his residence at Maranalloor near Kattakada, injuring his leg, arms and genital organ. Sajikumar, 47, a resident of Sanal Bhavan, Ooruttambalam, is the victim. He underwent emergency surgery at the Medical College Hospital, where he has been admitted. His condition is reported to be critical.
The Maranalloor police have registered a case and initiated a probe to trace the culprits. According to sources, two persons were taken into custody. According to the police, the incident took place around 11 pm on Thursday.
A six-member gang barged into the residence of the Maranalloor mandalam secretary after turning off the power supply. They assaulted him with an iron rod, fracturing his arms and legs and injuring his private parts, before fleeing the spot.
Sajikumar’s parents were at home when the incident took place. Local residents were alerted after hearing them scream on seeing their son lying in a pool of blood. The police said the probe is on the right track and the culprits will be nabbed soon.
The investigation team also seized two scooters suspected to belong to the culprits. The police also recorded the statement of Sajikumar. They have ruled out the possibility of political rivalry. “We have collected the statements from Sajikumar. He is not revealing anything. However, a probe is on and we will arrest the culprits very soon,” said V Shibu, Maranalloor SI. Sajikumar is a KSRTC employee.