BJP workers protest over death of man in police custody

By: PTI | Kochi |
Updated: April 10, 2018 5:13:49 pm

Visuals aired by Malayalam television channels showed BJP workers allegedly preventing vehicles from moving forward. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey

Tense moments prevailed in Varappuzha area near here on Tuesday after BJP workers blocked traffic on the Ernakulam-Guruvayur highway to protest the alleged death of a 26-year old man in police custody. Sreejith, who was taken into custody in connection with the death of a person last week, died in a private hospital last evening. His relatives alleged that he died due to torture.

Scores of BJP workers blocked the road throwing traffic out of gear after the party called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Varappuzha Panchayat, protesting the death of Sreejith, who they claimed was a party worker. The BJP workers said they would continue their agitation…

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