Staff Reporter

Kodungalloor: Hartal called separately by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday turned violent in Kodungalloor. Many incidents of violence were reported from various parts.

Protesters damaged a statue of Sri Narayana Guru on the Sri Kumara Samajam campus at East Nada. Some media offices were also attacked.

The SNDP has called for hartal in Kodungalloor on Friday.

While the VHP’s hartal was part of the Bharat bandh, the LDF observed the hartal to mourn the death of DYFI Kodungalloor block committee vice-president and Municipal committee secretary K.U. Biju (28).

Suspected BJP activists had assaulted Biju, an employee of the Kodungalloor Vividodhesa Cooperative Society, on Monday. He succumbed to severe head injuries in the hospital on Wednesday.