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DYFI activist hacked to death allegedly by a criminal gang

According to police, a ten-member gang reached in two wheelers and hacked him near his house.

Published: 10th February 2017 03:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th February 2017 08:25 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

ALAPPUZHA: A local leader of DYFI was hacked to death at Karuvatta near Haripad in the district on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Jishnu 22, a native Oottuparambu near Karuvatta.  According to police, a ten-member gang reached in two wheelers hacked him near his house around 12.30 pm.

Jishnu is the joint secretary of DYFI Haripad Area Committee. Local leaders of CPM said a 'quotation' (local usage for criminal activities for money) gang was behind the murder. A gang located near Kannukalipalam near Karuvatta was suspected behind the murder. According to CPM Jishnu and other members of DYFI had protested against the activities of the gang and this enmity might have led to the murder.

District Police have deployed large posse of police in the area.

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