August 13, 2016 2:15:14 am
Nearly two months after he was acquitted by a court in the murder of a young CPM worker, a Muslim League activist was hacked to death at Nadapuram in Kozhikode district Friday evening.
Muhammad Aslam, 21, was one of the 17 persons allegedly involved in the murder of DYFI worker Shibin Bhaskaran, 19, in January last year. However, a trial court in Kozhikode had acquitted all the accused on June 15.
Bhaskaran’s murder had triggered widespread violence in the Nadapuram region. Around 100 houses of Muslims were vandalised after the murder.
Police said a group of assailants, who were in two-wheelers, hacked Aslam in the evening. He was rushed to hospital where he died of the injuries.
The police have stepped up vigil in the Nadapuram region, known for violence involving CPM and Muslim League cadres.
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