HARIPAD: A Congress activist was hacked to death during a clash between the CPM and the Congress in Cheppad. The dead has been identified as Suni alias Sunil Kumar (29), son of Ramachandran of Kareelakkulangara. The congress is observing a dawn to dusk hartal in Cheppad panchayat following the incident. However, the CPM has stated that they don’t have any links with the incident.
The incident happened late last night. A ten-member team surrounded his house first and then hacked him. Sunil, who tried to flee, collapsed at a nearby land. The miscreants followed him and hacked him many times. They fled when his kin woke up hearing the noise. The local residents hearing the voice of his relatives took him immediately to Haripad taluk hospital and then to Vandanam Medical College Hospital, but his life could not be saved.
According to police, Sunil had on March 11 attacked a youth at Evoor and this incident is likely to have ended in the murder. The police have taken into custody four DYFI activists. Sunil leaves behind his mother Rugmini and wife Prinju.