Thrissur: BJP worker Vishnu Prasad was seriously injured when a gang of six persons attacked him with sharp weapons at Pavaratty near here on Friday morning.
He is the brother of Vijayasanker, the seventh accused in the murder of Shihabudeen, a CPM worker, at Pavaratty, last year.
The six car-borne assailants attacked Vishnu, a taxi driver, near the Idiyanchira bridge at 10.30 a.m. The fingers of his right arm got almost severed from the palm and he also suffered injuries on his head and legs. He was admitted to the neuro ICU of a private hospital in Thrissur town.
Vishnu said that he was travelling on a bike when the CPM men attacked him and he managed to save his life by running into a nearby house.
Pavaratty police registered a case for attempt to murder under IPC 307 against identifiable persons. A team lead by City Police Commissioner J. Himendranath is investigating the incident. The police intensified the patrolling at Pavaratty, a place notorious for CPM-BJP clashes.
The BJP had on Thursday taken out three protest rallies in Thiruvanathapuram, alleging that workers of rival parties were ‘getting killed under LDF rule and had urged Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take steps to end the bloodshed....