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2 CPI(M) supporters held for attack on independent candidate

Press Trust of India  |  Thalassery (Kerala) 

Two CPI(M) sympathisers were arrested Saturday for the alleged attack on an on May 18, police said.

The candidate had contested from Vatakara Lok Sabha constituency in northern

Ashwanth (20) and Sojith (25) were arrested based on CCTV footage, and were produced before court.

Former municipal C O T was attacked by unidentified people on May 18 and hospitalised.

"We evaluated the CCTV footage and identified the culprits and apprehended two of them. Ashwanth was one of the three suspects who came on a bike and attacked Naseer," an investigating told

had left the (Marxist) after differences with the party leadership.

CPI(M) strongman and its former district P Jayarajan, who was defeated by senior K Muraleedharan from the constituency, had visited at hospital.

The opposition had alleged that it was the Leftists who had attacked the

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 20:10 IST
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