March by Congress outfits to police station in Kochi turns violent

Police personnel lathicharge Youth Congress and Kerala Students Union activists during a march to the Kalamassery police station in Kochi on Tuesday in protest against alleged police high-handedness. police station in Kochi on Tuesday in protest against alleged police high-handedness. ” data-original=”https://www.thehindu.com/theme/images/th-online/1x1_spacer.png” class=”lead-img”/

Police personnel lathicharge Youth Congress and Kerala Students Union activists during a march to the Kalamassery police station in Kochi on Tuesday in protest against alleged police high-handedness. 
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A march taken out by Youth Congress (YC) and Kerala Students Union (KSU) activists to the Kalamassery police station here in protest against alleged high-handedness of the police in dealing with protests of Congress outfits turned violent on Tuesday.

The march, inaugurated by YC State president Shafi Parambil at HMT Junction, was stopped by the police at South Kalamassery by putting up barricades. When the activists attempted to topple the barricades, the police responded with water canon.

Violence erupted when the police started lathicharging the activists around 1 p.m, leaving eight injured, including two who fractured their hands and another sustaining a head wound that needed seven stitches. The injured were admitted in private hospitals.

The police claimed that four of their own were injured in the incident.

Later, Mr. Parambil and district Congress committee president Mohammed Shiyas staged a siege of the police station demanding the release of the “illegally detained” activists and action against at least two policemen who “shoved” the leaders around.

“The police detained activists who had nothing to do with the protest. They beat up the activists and even refused to take them to hospital initially. They charged at our workers saying there should no longer be any protests. It is not for the police or (Chief Minister) Pinarayi Vijayan to decide that. The police must explain why they committed such an atrocity,” said Mr. Parambil

Ernakulam district Congress committee president Mohammed Shiyas, Congress MLA Shafi Parambil and party MP Hibi Eden stage a sit-in in front of the Kalamassery police station in Kochi in protest against the police action against their party workers on Tuesday.

Ernakulam district Congress committee president Mohammed Shiyas, Congress MLA Shafi Parambil and party MP Hibi Eden stage a sit-in in front of

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Muslim Man Hacked to Death By Masked Assailants Inside Clothing Store

New Delhi: A 23-year-old man was hacked to death inside a clothing store Surathkal region, in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district. The murder was captured by the CCTV camera, and the assailants were four masked men.

After the murder, police imposed Section 144 in Surathkal, Panambur, Mulky and Bajpe police limits for two days till Saturday morning, Indian Express reported.

The victim has been identified as Fazil, 23, a local businessman. Police said he was initially attacked outside the Bee Jay’s clothing store while he was chatting with a friend. The assailants chased him with a machete and cornered him inside the store, hacking him to death. Other store workers tried to stop them by throwing objects from a distance, but were unsuccessful.

While the motive of the murder is not immediately clear, there appears to be a link between Fazil’s killing the murder of a BJP youth worker that occurred in the Sullia region of the district on the evening of July 26.

“At around 8 pm, a 23-year-old youth was attacked with weapons by a group of four or five men. We have gathered some information from an eyewitness who was standing with him when the attack occurred and others at the spot. A case has been registered at the Surathkal police station and we are ascertaining why the murder occurred,” Mangaluru police commissioner N. Shashikumar said.

Security has been beefed up in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts in view of the tense situation, police said on Friday. Schools and colleges in Suratkal, Bajpe, Mulki and Pannambur police station limits will remain closed today.

Two residents of Bellare have been arrested in connection with BJP Yuva Morcha activist Praveen Nettar’s murder, investigation is on to nab the assailants of Fazil.

Meanwhile, a large number of people

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