Kerala: PFI workers attack SFI; 1 dead and 2 injured
A Students' Federation of India (SFI) leader was stabbed to death and two others were injured in an attack allegedly by members of Campus Front and Popular Front of India (PFI) at a college in Kochi in Kerala, police said. They were attacked inside the Maharaja's College, Ernakulam campus last night. The condition of one of the injured students is said to be serious.
3 PFI, Campus Front workers taken into custody
Three PFI and Campus Front workers have been taken into custody, police said. The SFI, the student wing of the CPI (M), has called for a state-wide protest today against the killing of Abhimanyu (20). The deceased SFI leader, a second-year degree student, was a resident of Vattavada in Idukki district. The body has been kept at Ernakulam General Hospital's mortuary.
CPI(M) state secretariat member condemns act
Police suspect that issues between the student activists over using college walls led to the attack. CPI(M) state secretariat member P Rajeev condemned the attack and described it as a "planned" one by forces with "extremist nature." "We have not heard about such a heinous attack in recent times. All the progressive forces should come forward to fight against such outfits," said Rajeev.