Football frenzy turns violent, tree hacked in Kannur- The New Indian Express

Football frenzy turns violent, tree hacked in Kannur- The New Indian Express

Of Express News Service

The football frenzy whipped up by the title clash between Argentina and France in the FIFA World Cup turned violent in some parts of Kerala on Sunday night. Three youths were hacked by a gang in Kannur, while two police personnel were assaulted in Kochi. A youth collapsed and died in Kollam.

As Argentina lifted the cup after beating France in a 120-minute thriller, fans of both teams clashed at Palliyamoola in Kannur district, leaving three injured and one person in a serious condition. The police in Kannur have arrested six people in connection with the incident.

Anurag, Adarsh ​​and Alex, who were hacked by the rival gang have been admitted to two private hospitals in Kannur and their condition of Anurag is slightly serious, police said.

The incident occurred when Argentina fans started celebrating Argentina’s victory by beating drums and bursting crackers. Some of the fans ridiculed the fans of France which sparked an argument. Since the fans of France could not take the taunts of the Argentine fans, a brawl ensued in which the three youths
was hacked, police said.

Earlier, a clash had occurred at Palliyammoola after Brazil lost their match against Croatia. But the police managed to bring the situation under control. Police are also investigating whether the gang members were under the influence of drugs during the screening of the match at Palliyammoola.

Two police officers were injured when football fans attacked them for questioning the celebrations that blocked vehicular traffic at the Kaloor Stadium junction on Sunday night. While Argentina lifted the cup, the youths came screaming and blocking the traffic on the road. Two police personnel from Kochi North police station, who were on patrol duty, asked them to move away from the road, which enraged them. Two people were arrested in connection with the incident, the police said. A search has been launched to arrest the rest of the accused.

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Lipin Raj and Vipin, civilian police officers attached to the North Police were injured in the incident. They were admitted to a private hospital in the city. According to the police, the incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. when the fans dispersed after watching the last match on the big screen installed in the stadium area. The police officers said the gang handled them without provocation.

The assailants attacked and dragged the police personnel on the road. The video footage of the attack surfaced on social media platforms soon after the incident.

A 17-year-old youth collapsed and while celebrating Argentina’s victory in Kollam on Sunday night.; Youth Akshay had joined the fans celebrating at the Lal Bahadur Sastri Stadium in Kollam city. He suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the Kollam district hospital where he died, police said.

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