Tension mounts as funeral procession turns violent

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Alappuzha, Dec 24 (UNI) Tension mounted in Mavelikkara taluk in this district when the funeral procession of a slain Rashtriya Sevak Sangh (RSS) 'karyavahak' Vinod, turned violent and the processionists pelted stones at some shops, this evening.

Police said an unidentified person and some police personnel received minor injuries in the pelting.

However, timely intervention by heavily armed police brought the situation under control.

The funeral procession later culminated at the RSS worker's house at Charrummoodu area, where his body was cremated.

Meanwhile, a dawn-to-dusk hartal, called by the RSS in Mavelikkara taluk to protest the killing of Vinod passed off barring a few stray incidents.

Heavy police patrolling was imposed in the area to prevent any untoward incident.

Vinod (25) was hacked to death by a group of men yesterday evening.

Police suspect the assailants to be workers of National Development rpt Development Front (NDF) though the organisation had denied its involvement in the killing.

UNI

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