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Youth congress leader hacked to death; Hartal in Kannur today

Youth congress leader hacked to death; Hartal in Kannur today

 Feb 13, 2018

A youth Congress leader, popularly called Edayannur Shuhaib, was hacked to death at Edayannur near Mattannur in Kannur District in the early hours of Tuesday.

It is learnt that the Shuhaib was brutally hacked to death after bombs were hurled for spreading fear in the vicinity.According to police, the Shuhaib was a Gulf employee of Edayanoor.

He was having a tea at a shop near Therur when the gang attacked him.Two Congress workers were injured in the attack. The Youth Congress activists Riyas (36) and Nowshad (28) who suffered injuries in bomb attack have been admitted in Thalassery Indira Gandhi cooperative hospital. 

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has announced a hartal in Kannur on Tuesday to protest against the political murder.However, vehicles and essential services are exempted from the Hartal.

Shuhaib is the secretary of Mattannur block committee the Youth Congress.The body of Shuhaib shifted to Pariyaram Medical College hospital for post-mortem. His body will be buried this evening. However, CPI(M) sources said there is no role of the party behind the killing.


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