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Madrasa Teacher Dies in Attack

Kasargod: A Madrasa teacher was bludgeoned to death at Choori in North Kasargod district of Kerala today. Police said Riyaz Maulavi (30), hailing from Madikkeri in neighbouring Karnataka, was found with grievous injuries in his room adjoining to Issathul Islam Madrasa.

Khatheeb Abdul Aziz Musaliyar, neighbour of Riyaz, told police that unidentified assailants pelted stones at his room at midnight last night. Local people who rushed to site, found him lying in a pool of blood.

He died while shifting to a nearby hospital. Top police officers were camping at the site. Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has called for a hartal in Kasargod to protest the murder.