A group of friends were watching the Lok Sabha election results in Kerala when an argument broke out. The issue escalated and a 31-year-old man from the group was attacked and sustained injuries to his chest
Thrissur: A youth was stabbed to death in Thrissur, Kerala following a dispute over Lok Sabha election results in the state. The victim, identified as Renjith, is a native of Thrissur.
The incident occurred when Renjith was at his friend's house. Renjith was watching the election results with a few friends when a quarrel ensued and Renjith was attacked by one of his friends. Renjith was rushed to a nearby hospital, but succumbed to injuries.
More than five people were present in the house and they were allegedly consuming liquor. According to police, a verbal dispute broke out and the matter escalated to a point where the victim was physically attacked. The 31-year-old man sustained injuries to his chest.
The election results were announced on May 23.
In Thrissur, INC leader TN Prathapan won the parliamentary seat. The other candidates from the district were CPI(M) leader Rajaji Mathew Thomas and BJP's Suresh Gopi.
All the 20 Parliamentary constituencies in Kerala went to polls in the third round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on April 23. On counting day, political drama unfolded in several constituencies as UDF stood ahead in the race.
The UDF won in 19 out of 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala. AM Arif of the LDF won in Alappuzha. The exit polls had foretold that the UDF will bag more than half the seats in the state.
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Last Updated May 24, 2019, 1:47 PM IST