Political vendetta led to League worker's murder in Kannur, says police


As per primary assumptions, the murder resulted from political vendetta. More details can be disclosed only after thorough investigation, the commissioner added. A team headed by the commissioner visited the crime spot.

Police commissioner visit crime spot (left), Mansoor (right)

Kannur: The police said that political issues were the motive behind the murder of Muslim League worker Mansoor in Panoor here. Over 10 people are involved in the case. One of them was taken into custody and investigation to trace others is progressing, said Kannur City Police Commissioner R Ilanko.

As per primary assumptions, the murder resulted from political vendetta. More details can be disclosed only after thorough investigation, the commissioner added. A team headed by the commissioner visited the crime spot.

The Muslim League worker was attacked on the election day by 8 at night. The dispute regarding open vote ended up in murder. The attackers hurled bomb in front of Mansoor’s house and hacked him. His brother Muhsin also was injured in the attack.

Both were first rushed to Thalassery Indira Gandhi hospital and then to a private hospital in Kozhikode. Mansoor succumbed to injuries by Wednesday early morning. Police took into custody a CPM worker in connection with the incident. Mansoor’s neighbour Shinos was taken into custody.

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