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Special team to probe attack on two CPI-M members in Tirur

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Thiruvananthapuram: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday said that a special police team would be appointed to investigate the ‘shocking’ incident of two CPI-M members being attacked in broad daylight in Tirur in Malappuram district.

As per the police report, around 13 SDPI workers are involved in the incident. The police have already identified four persons and information on those who are absconding is being gathered, Chennithala said in the Assembly adding “strict action will be taken against the culprits.”

In a shocking incident, CPI-M Purathur local committee member A K Majeed and another CPI-M worker Harshad were hacked in broad daylight by suspected Popular Front workers at Mangalam-Purathur road here on Wednesday.

The incident happened on Wednesday around 11 am when the two victims were travelling and their car was waylaid by the accused. The victims were reportedly hacked in full public view and were later admitted to a nearby hospital with severe injuries.

The incident is said to be a result of a tiff between workers of the two parties during a victory rally that the CPI-M had taken out when it won three seats in the by-elections to the Mangalam Panchayath in Tirur. The CPM had ousted Muslim League from the seats.

Meanwhile, the CPI-M accused the Muslim League of providing political protection to the Popular Front workers.

Talking to reporters here, CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said that the incident had exposed the League’s relationship with terror outfits. “The attack was a retaliatory act over CPI-M’s win in the elections. It was SDPI workers who carried out the attack for the League. They should clarify their stand on it,” Vijayan said.

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