The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the CPM in the district against the arrest of P Mohanan in the T P Chandrashekaran murder case turned violent in many places. Throwing life out of gear, the hartal was near total with most of the public transport system going off the roads and shops remaining closed.
Three members of a family including a child were injured at Kovoor after their Car was attacked by a group of miscreants. The injured were later taken to the hospital. Family members said that they were on their way to see their hospitalised father when the hartal supporters attacked them.
Strike supporters destroyed public property, pelted stones and confronted the police at various places including Kozhikode, Balussery and Nadapuram.
Private vehicles were attacked on Link Road, near Palayam bus stand and at Kidson corner in Kozhikode. In Nadapuram and Balussery, hartal supporters blockaded roads.
In Vadakara, protesters pelted stones and broke the window panes of the office of Mullappally Ramachandran, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs. A bike was burnt at Villyapally near Vadakara.
Though the KSRTC operated services in the morning, the buses went off the road after a super fast bus bound for Guruvayur was attacked near Areekad. KSRTC buses came under attack at Mukkom and Engapuzha. Protesters also damaged flex boards of the Congress party and leaders in the city.