Express photographer attacked, cameras destroyed after CPM hartal turns violent in Kerala's Kozhikode

Around 150 CPM workers who conducted a protest march, pelted stones at the Karnataka Bank, Palayam.

Published: 09th June 2017 07:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2017 02:35 AM   |  A+A-

CPM activists attack the New Indian Express photographer, A Sanesh,(blue) and later broke his camera for clicking pictures of the violence that erupted during a hartal in Kozhikode, Kerala. (EPS)

By Express News Service

KOZHIKODE: CPM activists who called for a hartal after bombs were hurled at their district committee office on Friday, turned violent at Palayam near here and assaulted two photographers, including the New Indian Express photographer, A Sanesh.

Around 150 CPM workers who conducted a protest march, pelted stones at the Karnataka Bank, Palayam. They then stopped a moving auto and turned it upside down. Noticing that Sanesh had clicked the incidents, nearly 20 men attacked him and destroyed his camera.

The CPM workers later turned to attack P Abhijith of Madhyamam daily and destroyed his camera’s memory card. They also removed memory card from the camera of Sreejesh K V (Keralabhooshanam daily).

Three more photographers, who were covering the event with Sanesh, clicked pictures of his assault. Meanwhile, CPM district secretary P Mohanan visited A Sanesh and condemned the attack.

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