The dispute supposedly began over the issue of election identity cards.

Kerala polls Run-in between Central forces and CPIM workers in Kannur
news Kerala2016 Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:29

An altercation leading to a small fight was reported on voting day in Kerala when Central forces deputed for election duty apparently thrashed three Left workers at the Churtharam school booth in Kannur over a slight misunderstanding that arose regarding their respective identities.

The dispute supposedly began over the issue of their election identity cards. Three CPI(M) workers who were injured in the ensuing scuffle have been admitted to the Pariyaram Medical College in Kannur.

Meanwhile, a CPI(M) worker who was reportedly trying to cast a false vote in another booth in Kannur, was also nabbed. The incident occurred at Panoor Muthiyanga Shankara Vilasam LP school booth.

People are turning out in big numbers across the district with the voting percentage at 24.6 per cent after three hours of polling.


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