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Man killed while making crude bombs, three injured; four linked with CPM arrested in Kerala

One person was killed, and three were injured when a crude bomb they were allegedly making exploded Friday in Kerala’s Kannur district.

The deceased was identified as 27-year-old Sheril. Of the three injured, V P Vineesh, 39, is on life support.

The Congress alleged that the four were associated with the state’s ruling CPI(M), but the left party distanced itself from the men.

The blast took place close to the venue of a Congress election convention scheduled to take place Saturday. Shafi Parambil, Congress candidate for Vadakara Lok Sabha seat, is slated to take part in the convention.

Shafi demanded the CPI(M) explain whom the bombs were meant to target.

The blast took place at an under-construction house where the four were allegedly making crude bombs, the police said.

Three people were arrested, and one suspect was taken into custody on Saturday, the police said.

According to the police, the arrested individuals are Athul (29), Arun (30), and Shabin Lal (27), all residents of Muliyathode who were reportedly present at the scene during the bomb-making process. Local sources have claimed that all three are affiliated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)).

The police have also apprehended a suspect, Sayuj, a native of Kaivelikara, who attempted to flee via train from Vadakara to Palakkad following the incident.

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