Thiruvananthapuram: Following the brutal murder of a Muslim League worker that took place at Kuthuparamba, near Kannur, hours after the Tuesday’s assembly election, the bastion of the CPI-M continues to be tense.
While the local police have termed this as a political murder, the CPI-M has denied this. A special team has been formed to probe the murder.
As soon as the voting ended in Kerala on Tuesday night, violence broke out at Kannur — between the Left workers and members of the Indian Union Muslim League that led to the death of 22-year-old Manzoor, an IUML worker, while his brother is being treated at a hospital in Kozhikode.
One CPI-M worker Shinoz was arrested on Thursday morning, while the police have registered a case against 20 others, who were part of the gang which after first throwing bombs attacked the brothers with swords and knives.
On Wednesday night when the body was brought for the last rites, angry IUML workers attacked and damaged a few CPI-M offices in and around the house of the deceased.
The police has taken 21 IUML activists into custody for vandalism.