3 held in RSS worker mur­der

Financial Chronicle - - FUNDAMENTALS, POLITICS -

THREE per­sons were ar­rested on Tues­day in con­nec­tion with the killing of an RSS worker at Nen­meni near the tem­ple town of Gu­ru­vayur, po­lice said. The 23-year-old Anandan, who was rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle, had been knocked down by a car car­ry­ing his at­tack­ers and then hacked to death on Novem­ber 12.

Those ar­rested in­cluded a brother of Fazil, who was killed four years ago and Anandan was an ac­cused in that case. The ar­rested are iden­ti­fied as Faiz, Karthik and Jitesh, a top po­lice of­fi­cial said.

Asked whether the three were CPI(M) work­ers, the of­fi­cial said it had not yet been sub­stan­ti­ated. They were be­ing ques­tioned.

Po­lice had on Mon­day is­sued look­out no­tices against three per­sons who were sus­pected to be in­volved in the mur­der. While the BJP had blamed the CPI(M) for the mur­der, the Marx­ist party in a state­ment on Novem­ber 12 de­nied its role in the in­ci­dent. The BJP had ob­served a strike at Gu­ru­vayur and Manaloor in protest. The BJP lead­er­ship had also al­leged that this was the third mur­der of BJP/RSS work­ers in the district since the Pi­narayi Vi­jayan gov­ern­ment came to power in May last year.

Anandan

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