Attacks repeat in strife-torn Nadapuram too
Violence has erupted once again in the rural belts of the district, including Nadapuram, barely two days after normality returned to the region.
The house of a Communist Party of India-Marxist(CPI-M) worker was partially damaged in bomb attack at Chelakkad in strife-torn Nadapuram. A provision store of another CPI(M) activist was set ablaze at nearby Thaneerpandal in the early hours of Wednesday.
The police recovered the debris of two exploded steel bombs from the damaged house of Sunil at Chelakkad. The bombs are said to have been hurled at the house at around 4 a.m. Windows and a portion of the walls of the house have been shattered in the attack.
Miscreants tampered with the shutters of the provision store of K. Kumaran and set ablaze the shop after pouring petrol, the police said.
These areas had witnessed violent clashes between the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and the CPI(M) before and after the polls. In the post-poll violence, several people were injured and property was destroyed.
A tense situation prevailed in these places even after the declaration of results. As of now, a large posse of police personnel has been deployed in these areas.
The police said incidents occurred between the workers of the CPI(M) and IUML at Naduvannur and the workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and CPI(M) at Ekaloor on Tuesday and Wednesday. A house of CPI(M) workers was set on fire at Manthankavu Thurthimukku in the early hours of Wednesday.
The police said a couple had to be admitted to the hospital after they fainted following a bomb attack on their house near the Thodannur block office at 3.30 a.m. on Tuesday. The victims were K. Moosa Haji, an IUML worker, and his wife Fathima.
In another incident, miscreants threw a homemade bomb at the house of Puthiyottil Nanu, a CPI(M) worker, also at Thodannur. The walls of the house have been damaged, the police said.
A series of cases has been registered in connection with these incidents. However, the police are yet to arrest the culprits.