Kerala: BJP worker attacked by unknown men in Thrissur

A BJP worker Vishnu Prasad was grievously injured when six people attacked him with sharp weapons in Pavaratty near Thrissur on Friday morning, reports said.

The victim is the brother of Vijayasanker, who is seventh accused in the murder case of Shihabudeen a CPM worker, at Pavaratty in 2015.

The victim was riding his bike and was near Idiyanchira bridge when six assailants in a car attacked him at 10.30 a.m when he was riding his bike. Vishnu’s fingers on his right hand were almost severed in that attack. His also got injuries on his head and legs. He is now in a neuro ICU of a private hospital in Thrissur.

An attempt to murder case under IPC 307 was registered against identifiable persons. Patrolling by the police has increased at Pavaratty, which is infamous for CPM-BJP clashes.

The BJP took out three rallies in Thiruvanathapuram on Thursday against such killings under LDF rule and asked CM Pinarayi Vijayan to take action over the issue.

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