SDPI worker murdered in Kerala; Three RSS men arrested

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Gowtham K | Muslim Mirror

Kannur: The Kerala police have arrested three RSS workers in connection with the murder of Social Democratic party of India (SDPI) worker in Kannur district of the state.  A SDPI worker was hacked to death by a group of men in Kannavam, Kannur district on Tuesday afternoon.   The murder is termed as politically motivated.

Kannur police arrested three RSS workers on Wednesday. The accused have been identified as Amal Raj (22), Pribin (23) and AashiqLal (25). The have been booked under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with murder.Circle Inspector of the Kannavam station told to TN Muslim Mirror, “We have arrested these three and found them to be workers of the RSS. There are five more accused in the case and are on the lookout for them,”

Around 3:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, Salahuddin was run over by a vehicle and hacked to death by a group. The murder took place a kilometer away from his house in Kannavam. According to reports, Salahuddin sustained deep injuries on his neck and died before he was  reached the hospital. He was first taken to the Thalassery Cooperative Hospital following which his body was taken to the Thalassery General Hospital for autopsy. Police have started the investigation in connection with the murder. Son of YaseenThangal and Nuzaib, Salahuddin is survived by wife Najeeba and children Aswa and Hadiya.

Salahuddin was reportedly one of the accused in the murder Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member Shyam Prasad in 2018. Shyam was hacked to death by a gang with machetes in Kannur while he was travelling back home on a bike. ABVP later blamed the Popular Front of India or PFI for the murder.

This is not the first political murder to be reported in Kerala in recent months.On August 31, two DYFI (youth wing of CPI (M)) were hacked to death within the Venjaramoodu station limits in Thiruvananthapuram. The deceased were identified as Midhilaj (30) and Haq Mohammad (24), residents of Vembayam and Thembamood respectively. Amid Covid pandemic situation,  the politically motivated murders in God’s own country are drastically increasing in the past few months which is found to be the disappointing one. CM PinarayiVijayan weeks ago during the political murder of DYFI activists  said necessary investigation will be carried out to punish the murderers.

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