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Kerala Youth Congress leader hacked to death, party blames CPI(M) for murder

According to Kerala police, Shuhaib and his two friends were at a roadside eatery at Edayannur near Mattannur when they were targetted by a four-member gang. CPI(M) leaders at Mattannur said the party was not involved in the incident.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: February 13, 2018 7:20 pm
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A local Youth Congress leader was hacked to death near Mattannur in Kannur district on Monday midnight. Congress alleged that CPI(M) was behind the murder and called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Kannur district on Tuesday. The victim, Shuhaib, 30, was the Youth Congress president of Keezhallor mandalam in Kannur district.

According to police, Shuhaib and his two friends were at a roadside eatery at Edayannur near Mattannur when they were targetted by a four-member gang. The gang reached the spot in a van and soon began hurling crude bombs before hacking Shuhaib, who sustained serious injuries. He was rushed to Kozhikode medical college but died on the way. Shuhaib’s friends, Noushad, 26, and Riyas, 36, were admitted to a hospital in Kannur.

Police said there were clashes between the activists of SFI and KSU, the student wings of CPI (M) and Congress respectively, at a higher secondary school at Edayannur. CPI(M) leaders at Mattannur said the party was not involved in the incident.

A video has now emerged of provocative slogans and death threats being issued during a CPM rally two weeks ago in Edayannur in Kannur district. Slogans such as ‘ninte nalukal ennapettu (your days are numbered) can be heard being raised at the rally, purportedly aimed at Youth Congress worker Shuhaib, who was killed in Mattannur. The area has seen increased hostilities between SFI and KSU, student wings of the CPM and Congress respectively.

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  1. Sowmya Narayan
    Feb 13, 2018 at 11:09 pm
    What's wrong with Kerala? It is in news for all the bad reasons for a while now. Also, note the benign le. The main stream media le would have read "Muslim Congress party workers targeted and one killed", if by chance 'another' party was the suspect, which of course is not involved here.
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      NaN4
      Feb 13, 2018 at 2:54 pm
      Why are so many knuckleheads in here rattled over the political killings in Kerala? Aren't they worried about the communal killings that are spawning across India perpetrated by the RSS/VHP/Sangh terrorists in states like UP, Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat, Bihar, Karnataka etc, which is either BJP ruled or where BJP has a strong presence? In 2017 alone, there were 111 communal killings in India ( 44 of which happened in BJP ruled UP) 86 communal murders in 2016 and 97 in 2015. Are those communal killings perpetrated in BJP ruled states and other cow-belt holier than political killings in Kerala? It’s like those sitting on neck-deep is criticizing the other who stepped on it. What a joke! Clean the on your face and on your hands before pointing at the on someone else's butt.
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      1. Jay Kumar
        Feb 13, 2018 at 10:48 pm
        nana khan,you not woried about killings in Pakistan ye?
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        Hiten
        Feb 13, 2018 at 12:54 pm
        A gift from one secular party to another secular party. CPIM leaders are accelerating the mayhem that Kerala is going to face in near future. High rise of jehadis, ISIS local parti tion plus communist party in control. A perfect recepie for another Syria. Land of God turned into land of evil where death will feast.
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          NaN4
          Feb 13, 2018 at 2:56 pm
          And the likes of you are happy with another Pakistan in the making under Modi regime? Aren't you worried about the communal killings that are spawning across India perpetrated by the RSS/VHP/Sangh terrorists in states like UP, Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat, Bihar, Karnataka etc, which is either BJP ruled or where BJP has a strong presence? In 2017 alone, there were 111 communal killings in India ( 44 of which happened in BJP ruled UP) 86 communal murders in 2016 and 97 in 2015. Are those communal killings perpetrated in BJP ruled states and other cow-belt holier than political killings in Kerala? It’s like those sitting on neck-deep is criticizing the other who stepped on it. What a joke! Clean the on your face and on your hands before pointing at the on someone else's butt.
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          PP
          Feb 13, 2018 at 12:39 pm
          Elimination of political opponents is their party policy!
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          1. Rakesh Katyal
            Feb 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm
            How can one secular fraud party kill another secular fraud party worker ? Come Guha, Rajdeep, NDTv, Sagarika, Teesta educate them fast.
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              NaN4
              Feb 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm
              Just like RSS/VHP terrorists blame and cry about LeT/Mujahideen terrorists. Simple !
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              1. Jay Kumar
                Feb 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm
                nana khan,you are still in India? when going back to Pakistan?
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