KANNUR: Four RSS activists were hacked and severely injured after CPM workers hurled bombs at them at Muzhakunnu panchayat in Kannur on Thursday evening.
According to the police, RSS Muzhukunnu Mandalam Karyavahak P Sujesh,31, of Thilankery, N Santhosh, 25, of Muzhukunnu, Deepesh,26, of Thilankery and Arun,25, of Muzhukunnu were injured in the attack. While Sujesh suffered serious stab injuries on both his legs, Santhosh was brought to hospital with injuries on both his legs. The other activists suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Police said that a gang of 30 people, allegedly belonging to the CPM, threw crude bomb on them and hacked them with sharp weapons. They were at a site where the construction of a house was going on. They were rushed to the Thalassery Indira Gandhi Hospital for treatment.
Since Wednesday evening the situation in the area had been tense after BJP and CPM activists clashed after the shobhayatra.
To condemn the attack during the procession, the Hindu Aikya Vedi was observing a hartal in Muzhakunnu panchayat when the attack on the RSS activists took place. Police said the attack could have been carried out in retaliation.
The BJP alleged that the CPM workers attacked a few activists at the beginning of the procession at Muzhukunnu. Around 8 pm, they again attacked four RSS activists, Libin, Arun, Rajeesh and fourth ward member Umesh of Muzhukunnu panchayat, who suffered minor injuries in the attack allegedly carried out by CPM workers on Muzhukunnu road. They have been admitted to the Iritty Taluk hospital.
In retaliation, around 10 pm, CPM Pullingode branch secretary Suresh,46, was blocked and attacked by a group of RSS workers at Manimukku. They blocked his motorcycle before attacking him. He has been admitted to the ICU of a private hospital in Kannur. The police have arrested three RSS activists Mahesh,36, Bineesh,34, and Sajith,34, of Kakkayanghad in connection with the attack.
Police also arrested six other RSS activists, who manhandled two police officers of Muzhukunnu police station, ASI Rajan and driver Showkathali, when they tried to disperse the gang which came to attack Suresh.
Meanwhile, attacks were also reported in Pachapoyika, Purakulam. One CPM worker Jishnu,19, suffered serious stab injuries on his legs in an alleged attack by BJP activists, after they barged into his house at Purakalam near Koothuparamba, around 10.30 pm on Wednesday.
In another incident, four women including Yuva Morcha district secretary Lasitha Palakkal and her six-year-old daughter Niya, Lasitha’s mother Leela(52) and her aunt Nalini (56) suffered minor injuries in the bomb attack, when the broken glasses from the window panes hit them. They are residents of Pachapoyika near Koothuparamba. The attack took place at 11 pm. All of them have been admitted to the Thalassery private hospital.
Earlier, the house of Lasitha Palakkal at Kathirur was allegedly attacked by CPM and she had shifted to her sister Lavanya’s house at Pachapoyika, recently.