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Kerala man hurt while making country bombs; RSS worker stabbed to death

Source: PTI
February 17, 2022 16:13 IST
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A 28-year-old man was injured in an explosion that took place on the terrace of his house near Vatakara while allegedly attempting to make country bombs, the police said in Kozhikode on Thursday.

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The police said both of his palms were badly injured in the blast that happened on Wednesday evening and he was admitted to a hospital in Kozhikode.

The man has been identified as Hariprasad alias Mani from Cherandathur near Vatakara. He is allegedly an activist of the Sangh Parivar, they said.

According to the police, the blast occurred when he was allegedly trying to make country bombs using explosive materials stuffed in palm-leaf crackers.


The police and forensic experts examined the house following the incident. Substantial amount of blood as well as small pieces of flesh were found in the scene, they said.

The man has been booked under relevant sections of the Explosives Substance Act, the police said.

The CPI-M's Kozhikode district leadership alleged that Hariprasad was an active worker of the Sangh Parivar outfits. The party also accused the saffron organisations of trying to create tension in Vatakara area where there was no issue.

The Sangh Parivar outfits have not reacted to the allegations.

Meanwhile, a young RSS worker was stabbed to death in Haripad area of Alappuzha district following an argument at a nearby temple, where he had gone to perform a 'thalam' dance, the police said on Thursday.

Three people have been taken into custody in connection with the incident and the post mortem and inquest proceedings are yet to get over.

Reacting to the killing, BJP state president K Surendran told reporters in Thrissur that the victim was an RSS worker and he was mercilessly stabbed to death by members of a drug mafia.

Surendran alleged that the anti-social elements, including drug mafia and 'quotation' gangs, were roaming free in the state as they had protection of the ruling party.

He also alleged that the accused in the instant case were all CPI-M workers.

The BJP state chief charged the LDF government with 'failing' to curb such anti-social elements and ensure law and order.

The police said that while the victim was involved in BJP activities in the past, it was not sure whether he was still associated with the party now.

The incident occurred around 11.30 pm on Wednesday when Sarath Chandran was returning home from the temple with some of his friends, the police said.

The attackers, with whom the victim had an argument at the Puthenkariyil Devi temple, were waiting for them and a fight ensued during which Chandran was stabbed.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but could not be saved.

The police said witnesses were able to identify two of the attackers, who numbered between 7 and 8, and the two were taken into custody along with another person who was also involved in the incident.

All of the accused were part of an anti-social group and have several criminal cases registered against them, but they were not part of any drug mafia, the police said. 

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