Kasargod: Violence erupted in Kallyot village near Periya here, where two Youth Congress workers were murdered in February, in the wee hours of Monday.
The vandalisation of Youth Congress worker Deepu Krishna's house with steel bombs triggered the fresh bout of targeted attacks.
Mr Krishna was a close friend of slainYouth Congress activists Kripesh and Sharath Lal.
Though no one was injured in the attack, the building suffered severe damages. Congress accused the CPM of carrying out the attack.
Hours later, houses of three CPM leaders in the area came under attack and vandalised six vehicles.
They included houses of CPM local committee member Balakrishnan, Valsaraj and Aneesh.
Bekal police arrested five Congress workers, A. Chandran (48), Vijith (20), Anandakrishnan (22), Sanalkumar (24) and Girish (23). Three policemen also suffered injuries while preventing the attackers.
Congress leaders, including District Congress Committee president Hakkim Kunnil and UDF candidate, Rajmohan Unnithan, staged a sit-in before the police station alleging police excesses on Congress workers.
CB takes statement of CPM leaders
Crime Branch probing the twin murder of Youth Congress workers Kripesh and Sharath Lal at Periya here has taken statements of four CPM leaders, including Uduma MLA K. Kunhiraman.
Former MLA K.V. Kunjiraman, CPM district secretariat member V.P.P Musthafa and area secretary K. Manikandan were summoned to the crime branch camp office and quizzed on Sunday.
Talking to media, Mr Manikandan denied that it was he who made arrangements for the killers to flee from the place after the murders. The families of both Kripesh and Sharath Lal had come out against the legislator and former legislator immediately after the killings.
Mr Musthafa had earlier made a public speech in the village warning that the Congress workers there will face the music.
But the state government submitted in High Court that no top CPM leaders were involved in the brutal murders of the youngsters on Feb 17.
It says the twin murder was conspired and executed by local committee member Peethambaran.
Besides him, Saji George, Suresh, Anilkumar, Jijin, Sreerag, Ashwin, Subheesh, Murali, Ranjith and Pradeep are the other accused.
Their parents have since moved the court seeking Central Bureau of Investigation to probe it, expressing mistrust in the local police....