Man attempts to kill friend by dousing petrol; crimes under drug abuse surge in Kozhikode

T Adithyan

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Kozhikode: A dispute over liquor between two men ended up in a serious murder attempt at Kozhikode city. When Shoukath, who usually roams about in the city, was sleeping in front of a shop on Sunday midnight, his acquaintance Mani, a Tamil Nadu native, doused him in petrol and attempted to kill him. Police found that the accused was intoxicated with drugs.

Another similar incident caused by a drug abuse was reported on February 1, when a youth Fausal from Paroppadi was stabbed to death by his friend on the Railway station link road. Following the incident, town police arrested Kayamkulam native Shanavas from the crime spot.

Though police have started an investigation regarding how the deadly drugs reach the people who are wandering on the streets, the force could not get to the source. Even high officials of the police department claim that it is difficult to nab the street dwellers who are connected with the drug mafia.

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