CPM, BJP Workers Hacked in Kannur

Payyannur : Violent faceoff between CPM and BJP has resurfaced in Kannur with one worker from each party being hacked in broad daylight today.

It started with attack on CPM worker Shinu, who was BJP activist earlier.

A gang of assailants arrived in a car, stopped Shinu and hacked him with sword.

The incident was followed by attack on BJP worker Ranjith, which is suspected to be a retaliatory act.

Later steel bomb was also hurled at the BJP mandalam committee office in Payyannur.

Additional police personnel have been deployed in the area to prevent escalation of violence.

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