RSS worker killing: 2 being quizzed, 7 attackers identified

Laura Christensen
May 15, 2017

Police said Biju was killed as a revenge for the murder of Dhanraj.

However, sources said the vehicle was taken on rent by the assailants and the owner and the driver were not involved in the murder.

Kakkampara Mandal Karyavah Choorakkadu Biju was murdered near Payyannur, in Kannur on May 12.

On Sunday, the owner of a auto allegedly used in ferrying the seven CPM workers, as well as another man who hired the vehicle, were taken into custody for questioning, the police said. Forwarding a memorandum submitted by a delegation of BJP leaders led by former union minister O Rajagopal to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Sathasivam demanded that emergency and stringent measures be taken to stop the killings.

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An Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office bearer accused in the murder of a CPI (M) worker a year ago was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near Kannur in Kerala on Friday.

The CM also held that the murder will not stop peace talks between members of the BJP and CPI (M) being held in Kannur. Kannur should be declared a disturbed region under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, " he said.

The secretariat, in a statement, also requested the state government to order a comprehensive probe into the incident. "Concerned persons have to be cautious to see that the situation is not turning worse. The government will make all efforts to bring the guilty before the law", he told reporters in Kannur. The victim was also accused in the murder of a CPI-M worker, that took place a year ago. The police had registered a case against around 20 BJP and RSS workers in the murder, and 15 people had been arrested in 2016. Meanwhile, the dawn-to-dusk hartal, called by the BJP in Kannur and nearby Mahe to protest the killing was total with shops and business establishments remaining closed.

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