THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: United Democratic Front (UDF) convener P.P. Thankachan on Monday urged the government to take steps to apprehend the accused behind the attack on Thodupuzha Newman College Professor P.T. Joseph and give them exemplary punishment.
In a statement here, Mr. Thankachan termed the act �gruesome and barbaric.
He blamed the Government for being primarily responsible for such kinds of attacks that are being reported from various parts of the State. Instead of taking stern action against such incidents, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government and the police had adopted a soft approach.
The National Investigation Agency and other Central investigating agencies had alerted the State government about the possibility of such attacks, but no precautionary steps were taken by the government and the State police.