Alappuzha : An Ayyappa pilgrim was attacked by CPM local leader at Kattanam near Kayamkulam. The old man was walking with the help of his walking stick, CPM activist snatched the walking stick from the old man and attacked him. The old man was asked, is it the walking stick of RSS. The attacker also cared to question why the old man want to walk to Sabarimala when he can go by bus. The activist was provoked when he found the old pilgrim begging. Kattanam CITU leader and cooperative bank employee K Raju attacked the old man.
The locals saved the pilgrim . A clip recorded at the time has already reached the public through social media. A native questioned that attacker that, on what grounds he is dragging politics in to Ayyappa pilgrimage also a lady questioned the action, which were clear in the visual available.
The old pilgrim raised on complaints he continued in a slow pace to Sabarimala, says the witnesses
The anti-social CPM activist’s action paved way for tension in the area.