“There are no wounds of the type caused by a sword on the boy’s body”

Attack on 7-year-old Kannur boy by uncle has nothing to do with politics say grandparents
news Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 17:24

The grandparents of the 7-year-old boy who was allegedly attacked by a gang of assailants in Kannur district on Monday, denied the allegation of the boy’s parents that the attack was over political rivalry.

According to Karthik’s parents, the Class 2 student was attacked by a gang that included his maternal uncle Manu in Iritty village of Kannur. While Karthik’s parents, Rahul and Remya, alleged that the assailants had banged Karthik’s head against a wall and hacked him with a sword, police denied these allegations.

“There are no wounds of the type caused by a sword on the boy’s body,” a police officer who sought anonymity told The News Minute.

With Manu being a CPI (M) worker and his sister Remya and her husband Rahul being BJP workers, the issue was seen as political by the BJP.

However, Karthik’s maternal grandparents denied the BJP’s view of the incident. Thankappan, the boy’s grandfather, claimed that he was hurt after a glass window pane broke during a quarrel between Manu and Remya.

Geetha, Karthik’s grandmother, said, “Rahul had assaulted my husband asking for a share of our assets. Manu went to his sister’s house to ask about that. Remya tried to attack Manu with a stick and a window pane was broken. Karthik was accidently injured as the broken glass fell on his hands.”

Thankappan, who described himself as a BJP worker said, many wanted to see the incident as a CPI (M)-BJP clash but it was not.

“There was nothing political in it,” he told journalists.





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