BJP activist Arun Shaji was allegedly attacked in his residence by CPI(M) activists after which he was admitted to a hospital where the mother and brother of the victim were assaulted too
Idukki: Two people were injured in an attack in Thodupuzha. At around 12pm, Arun Shaji, a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activist was attacked in his residence. The attackers came to his house and stabbed him in the neck and broke his arm.
Arun Shaji was admitted to a hospital by his brother Akhil Shaji and their mother. Later, few CPI(M) activists reached the hospital and attacked Akhil. Their mother who tried to stop the attack was also injured in the process.
The CPI(M) activists also attacked BJYM constituency secretary Srikanth and district secretary Vijayakumar in front of the hospital. The hospital's window panes were also damaged in the incident.
Last month, hundreds of CPI(M) people attacked BJP supporters in a rally held at Edappal in Malappuram district.
The district has been witnessing a series of clashes between CPM and RSS workers after the verdict of the apex court on September 28 allowing the entry of women of all age groups into the famous shrine. The verdict resulted in many incidents that made Sabarimala a battlefield.
In a similar incident, BJP activist Pranav was beaten up by Students Federation of India (SFI) activists in Palakkad, Kerala in September. The incident took place at Nemmara Boys' School. Pranav was assaulted when he tried to stop the SFI activists from attacking students in connection with the school election. Pranav suffered an eye injury.
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Last Updated 3, Feb 2019, 12:58 PM