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DCC General secretary attacks YC worker, suspended from party

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

A district level Congress

functionary attacked a party youth worker, a video of which went viral, prompting the Congress to suspend him, pending an enquiry.

The video, showing the youth Congress worker Jayan being beaten, kicked and hit with a cricket bat by M Suresh, a District Congress Committee general secretary and his associate, surfaced on Friday, following which KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran announced the suspension.

Jayan, who was seriously injured and is still in hospital, had exposed corruption in the Congress administered cooperative bank.

Suresh's brother had headed the bank and a probe is now going on.

Though the incident took place on February 3 in front of the Marayamutham Service cooperative bank at Neyyatinkara, no action had been taken against the accused office bearer.

No arrests have been made so far.

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First Published: Fri, February 14 2020. 18:58 IST