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RSS worker carrying students in auto attacked in Kerala

An RSS worker carrying primary class children to school in an auto rickshaw was pulled out and brutally attacked with lethal weapons here on Tuesday allegedly by CPI(M) workers in front of the horrow-struck kids.

Police said the attackers overturned the auto rickshaw with the children inside, but none of the kids were injured.

The 29-year-old RSS worker, A V Biju, was taking the children, aged between 6-8 years, to school in his three wheeler when the attack took place, police said. A case under various sections of the IPC, including attempt to murder, causing hurt with deadly weapons, illegal assembly, rioting, has been registered, they said.

No arrests have been made so far in the attack carried out in this politically sensitive northern part of Kerala.

Biju, who suffered injuries on his head, left arm and shoulder, has been admitted to the Kozhikode medical college hospital and his condition is said to be stable. Police sources said Biju's statement has been recorded and he has stated that political enmity was the reason for the attack. He has also identified two CPI(M) workers among the attackers, they said.

Police said the vehicle was stopped by a group of CPI(M) workers at around 8.15 AM at Pannur near Thalassery in the district and the driver dragged out and attacked with iron rods and swords. The wailing children were later taken to their homes by police in another vehicle. School bags and footwear were seen strewn around at the spot.

This is the second incident relating to an attack on RSS workers in Kerala, which is gearing up for the May 16 assembly polls.
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