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Violence on rise in poll-bound Kerala, Congress worker hacked to death

In fresh escalation of political violence in poll-bound Kerala, a 28-year-old Youth Congress worker was hacked to death allegedly by DYFI workers at Evoor in Alapuzha early on Tuesday even as BJP and CPI(M) workers clashed in Thiruvananthapuram district leaving at least 30 injured.

Police sources said Youth Congress worker Sunil Kumar was woken up from sleep at 2 AM this morning by eight activists of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of CPI(M), and attacked as he ran out of the house.

Kumar suffered serious injuries on his hands and legs and later succumbed to his wounds, police said. The victim was said to have been a DYFI activist earlier.

Four DYFI workers have been arrested, police said and added that a hunt is on for others.

On Monday night, BJP and CPI(M) workers had clashed at Kattayikonam in Thiruvananthapuram district, leaving at least 30 injured. One of them is reportedly in serious condition.
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