Safeer Murder : 5 CPI Men Detained, Widespread Violence in League Hartal

Palakkad : Hartal called by Muslim League in  Palakkad following murder of its activist Safeer turned violent at many places even as five people connected with the killing were taken into custody by the police.

Demonstrator blocked roads between Kozhikode and Palakkad, broke panes of vehicles and attacked some journalists.

Safeer (22), the son of a municipal councilor hails from Kunthippuzha and  was stabbed to death by assailants who barged into their textile shop in Manarkkad on Sunday night.

The gang, all natives of Nambiyankunnu near Kunthippuzha, arrived in an autorickshaw and reportedly has links with criminal gangs.

Safeer is an activist of Youth League. The murder is said to have been committed from personal grudge.

According to sources, those detained are followers of CPM.

 

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