CPM, IUML workers clash; 8 Hurt

Eight people were  hospitalised following a CPM-IUML clash at Kottappara in Kottikulam, near Uduma, on Saturday.

Published: 20th October 2013 12:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2013 12:43 PM   |  A+A-

Eight people were  hospitalised following a CPM-IUML clash at Kottappara in Kottikulam, near Uduma, on Saturday.

The region and the nearby places witnessed political turmoil after the rival party workers clashed and attempted to injure each other on Saturday. The violence allegedly broke out when a group of IUML workers attacked a CPM activist, Prashanth, in the morning. The situation turned violent as more CPM and IUML activists reached the spot and began exchanging blows.

Police were pressed into action and are keeping extra vigil in the tension-hit areas following the incident. The Bekkal police said more forces had been deployed to avoid further clashes at Kottappara, Kottikkulam, Palakkunnu, Pakkiara and Nalamvathukkal. As many as four CPM activists - Jagadish, Prashanth, Anil Kumar and Subash - were taken to the E K Nayanar Memorial Hospital at Chenkala.

The injured IUML activists - Vaseem, Farhan, Shuhadhab and Farooque - have been admitted to the Kasargod Taluk Hospital.

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