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.

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“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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