Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: Abraham Varghese, 56, environmentalist, lawyer and former head of the Chemistry Department of St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry, was attacked in Mallappally town on Monday.

According to the police, Mr. Varghese said goons of the sand mafia who followed him in a car swooped on him while he was about to enter his car parked on the wayside around 10.30 a.m.

The goons unleashed terror in the town before they fled. Mr. Joseph was rushed to a private hospital in Thiruvalla. The Kizhvaipur police registered a case.

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