Hand, legs chopped off after activist tried to expose drug mafia

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An activist in Kerala who was trying to expose the state’s drug mafia has been left battered in a hospital following a brutal attack by a group of men who chopped off his hands and legs.

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Jayakumar R Pillai, who was running a gymnasium at Kappil Junction near Kayamkullam, was attacked by the miscreants when he was on his way home.

“I’ve been complaining to the police about this mafia for the past one year, I got death threats. My car was stopped by 7-8 people, I was dragged out and attacked with a sword,” said Pillai.

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Doctors say the 36-year-old activist would take at least a year to recover from the attack but he may still struggle to walk.

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