BJP has called for a hartal in Kaipamangalam and Kodungallur assembly segments today.

Kerala man who was beaten up during CPI M-BJP clash dies in hospital
news Politics Monday, November 27, 2017 - 09:54

A 47-year-old man who got beaten up during a BJP-CPM clash on Saturday at Akambadam in Kaipamangalam of Thrissur district died at a private hospital on Sunday morning after undergoing a heart surgery.

The deceased, identified as CPI (M) worker Chakanjathu Satheesan, was a heart patient.

His relatives say that Satheesan had complained of uneasiness after the clash on Saturday evening and was rushed to a private hospital in Olari, reports Deccan Chronicle.

Both the parties have now resorted to a blame game, pointing fingers at each other, over his death.

According to the police, Satheesan was attacked when he tried to rescue his son and a relative – both BJP supporters – as they were engaged in an altercation with the CPI (M) activists on Saturday, reports TOI.

The report also said that preliminary medical inspection indicated that Satheesan died of heart attack but a clearere picture on the exact cause of his death would emerge only after the post-mortem report.

Six others were also injured in the group clashes between the CPI (M) and BJP.

According to Satheesan’s son Sandeep and nephew Jinesh, the deceased was beaten on his chest in the clash which involved nearly 35 men.

Rural SP Yathish Chandra told DC, “Satheesan was beaten up by CPI (M) men when he tried to save his nephew during the clashes and none of the CPI (M) workers or leaders turned up at the hospital while he was undergoing treatment.”

BJP district president Nagesh told ToI, “We are protesting against the politics of murder being practiced by CPI (M). The son and the relative of Satheesan are BJP activists, and he died after he was attacked while trying to rescue the duo from the attack by CPI (M) workers.”







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