A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) activist, who got injured in a crude bomb explosion at Nadapuram in Kozhikode district on 27 April, succumbed to injuries on Tuesday.

 

 The deceased, Lineesh, 30, a native of Naripatta, was undergoing treatment at Kozhikode Medical College, along with two other CPM activists, after he got seriously injured in an explosion. The blast occurred when the youths were engaged in bomb making in a hideout at Nadapuram. Lineesh had critical burns and lost his fingers in the incident. 

 

The explosion occurred at Nadapuram, an area infamous for political violence and killings.  The police bomb squad had seized two steel bombs, pyrotechnic materials and steel utensils from the blast site. 

 

The blast had sparked a debate in Kozhikode as other parties quickly interpreted it as an alleged attempt by the CPM to instigate  violence in the district ahead of elections.  

 

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that the death of youth should be an eye-opener for the political parties. Political parties should fight in a democratic manner and shun violence, he said. The outcome of the upcoming poll will be a verdict against political violence, he added.