Thrissur : SDPI attacks CPI(M)’s Kecheri Local Committee Secretary KA Saifuddin in Thrissur for being stopped from creating tensions amid village festival. Saifuddin, who also is the Branch Secretary of Kunnamkulam East Block, sustained serious injuries in the attack and remains in the ICU of a private hospital in Thrissur.
Around 10.30 last night, a pack of criminal elements from SDPI came drunk to the “Gramotsavam” festival organised by Chundal Grama Panchayat in Kecheri, As they began to trigger friction, the organisers helped by CPI(M) workers, sent them away. Area Committee member MB Praveeni, also present at the time, was pushed to the ground and suffered nosebleed, after which, the police took one SDPI worker into custody.
The armed attack on Saifuddin was in revenge to this. Around 12.30 midnight as Saifuddin rode back toward home from the festival the SDPI gang lay in wait at Mannala and ambushed him, hacking him with the machetes they brought along.