Kanjiramkulam Protest Ends with Promise of Inquiry

Published: 23rd September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The protest in Kanjiramkulam, after the death of an autorickshaw driver in an accident at Kaivanvila, ended around 9.30 pm on Monday after Sub-Collector Karthikeyan and Jameela Prakasham MLA, reached the spot and informed the protesters about the decision that a Collector-level inquiry would be initiated into the case.

Earlier, police burst teargas shells and resorted to lathicharge on protesters after they pelted stones at police and blocked the road in Kanjiramkulam.

In the clash which lasted for around an hour, around six police officials and some protesters were injured.

They were admitted to the Medical College Hospital here.

Following this, the public staged another protest at Kanjiramkulam junction, after bringing the body of the deceased to the protest venue , demanding that a case of murder be charged against  Sub-Inspector Shiju Nair who was involved in the accident at Kaivanvila, near Kanjiramkulam, which claimed the life of autorickshaw driver Rajeev.

The accident occurred on Sunday at 7.45 pm when Rajeev alias Saju, 32, was trying to flee from the police who were engaged in vehicle checking. According to the police, the driver was in an inebriated state.

Earlier, the LDF had called for a hartal in Kanjiramkulam from the morning. As part of the hartal, all shops in Kanjiramkulam area remained closed.

According to the police,  Sub-Inspector Shiju Nair was also injured in the accident on Sunday and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chackai.

“He is undergoing treatment for the injuries on head and shoulder,” police said.

Meanwhile, the three members of a family who were also injured in the accident were discharged from the hospital.

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