Protests over death of 3 migrant workers in Kanjikode

Protests over death of 3 migrant workers in Kanjikode
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Walayar: Protests were triggered over the death of three migrant workers at Kanjikode in Kerala's Palakkad district on Monday night.

The deceased were identified as Kanayi Vishwakarma, 21; Arvind Kumar, 23; and Hariyom Kunal, 29. They were natives of P S Pandu in the Palamu district in Jharkhand.

They were found on the railway tracks near the Kanjikode ITI around 10:30pm on Monday. Hariyom was found dead, while the other two were seriously injured. However, they succumbed to the injuries en route to the district hospital.

Alleging that the trio were murdered, other migrant workers attacked the fire force personnel as they tried to remove the bodies from the tracks. Six personnel suffered injuries in the attack and an ambulance too was vandalised. The police also came under attack.

Irate migrant workers prevented the personnel from removing Kunal's body from the tracks. The protests continued late into the night.

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