7-year-old pays the price for father's enemity, stabbed by goons

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 1:  A 7-year old boy was stabbed by miscreants who came searching for his father at their house. This happened in Kannur, which is highly politically charged after the assembly elections last month.

Family members revealed that a four-member gang arrived at their house on Tuesday night to attack Rahul, the boys father. But when they did not find him, they stabbed his 7-year old child, who is a student of Class 2. He was admitted to a hospital in Iritty. His parents claimed that the attack was carried out by CPI(M) cadres. Karthik's mother had fought the last local body elections on a BJP ticket, following which her husband started getting death threats.

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BJP members said that Rahul too was an active party worker in the BJP office there. A picture of th einjured boy was also Tweeted where he is shown with a bandage on his left elbow. Rajasekharan further added, "CPI(M) miscreants attacked the boy as they couldn't find his father. It is a savage incident. It seems CPI(M) men are in no mood to end violence."

Police, however, dubbed the BJP allegation as false and said that the attack was the result of a family feud and the main accused was Karthik's paternal uncle.

The town is notorious for bloody clashes between the CPI(M) and the BJP, which resulted in 200 workers being killed from both the camps in Kannur for over the last three decades. In the last three months, 2 BJP and 1 CPI(M) worker was killed. This has become a national-level concern as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh raised the matter with Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan when he called on him two days back.

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