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RSS worker hacked to death in Kerala, Amit Shah slams CM Pinarayi Vijayan

No one has been arrested yet for the RSS worker’s murder.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: November 13, 2017 1:26 am
RSS worker killed, RSS worker murder, Guruvayur murder, Guruvayur RSS murder, Kerala political killings, BJP, CPM, CPM-RSS killings in Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, india news, indian express BJP has called a hartal in Guruvayur and Manlur Assembly segments Monday to protest the killing.

An RSS worker, who was an accused in the murder of a CPM worker, was hacked to death in the temple town of Guruvayur on Sunday, allegedly by a gang led by the CPM worker’s brother.

The BJP alleged that the CPM was behind the murder of Vadakketharakath Anandan (28), hailing from Nenmeni near Guruvayur. The party has called a hartal in Guruvayur and Manlur Assembly segments Monday to protest the killing.

Police said Anandan was the second accused in the murder of CPM worker Kunnamkorath Fasil (21), who was killed four years ago in a fight over wall writing.

No one has been arrested yet for the RSS worker’s murder.

“We have identified that the three-member gang that killed Anandan was led by Fasil’s brother Faisal. More than political, the incident looks like a brother’s revenge,” said a police source.

Police sources said Anandan was on a bike with his friend Vishnu when a car hit the two-wheeler from behind and the two fell off. Three persons then got out of the car and hacked Anandan. The killers abandoned the car at the spot and escaped in another vehicle, they said. Anandan was rushed to hospital where he succumbed. Vishnu, who sustained minor injuries, is in hospital.

Anandan, who was a truck driver, had been in judicial custody for nearly six months after he was arrested in connection with Fasil’s murder. For the past three-and-a-half months, he had been out on bail. The trial in the Fasil murder case is pending in court.

State BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan said the incident showed that the CPM was reluctant to abandon the culture of political killings. “Despite the recent surge in protests against political killings, the CPM is not ready to end the murderous politics. It shows that terrorists have taken control of the leadership of the CPM. Despite repeated incidents of killing of BJP/RSS workers, we have been maintaining utmost restraint. The heinous crime of the CPM is a challenge to democratic society. The CPM has now joined hands with jihadis.’’

Secretary of CPM’s Thrissur district unit, K Radakrishnan, said his party had no role in the murder. “I have spoken to the local leaders and learnt that neither the party, nor our workers, were involved in the killing. Let the police probe and find the culprits.’’

Amit Shah slams CM
New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah lashed out at Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan over the killing of an RSS worker in Guruvayur. “The continuous violence by CPM workers & the protection to such political killings is now before the nation. CM Pinarayi must explain what his govt is doing to curb criminal elements in his rank,” Shah tweeted. PTI

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  1. D
    Nov 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm
    Killing a human is not acceptable for any reason. Whenever CPM came to power they do these things. The police also under them and never mind to keep the law and order problem. 30 years of rule in Bengal is a lesson for the people. Kerala will be another Bengal eventually if they continue to rule. All the so called secular voice never talk anything against these killings? Any killing is not acceptable
    1. N
      Nov 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm
      Many commentators in this column enjoying killing of RSS/BJP worker and some body wanted more killings. Nature of Islam and Communism is killing. This at ude itself shows their mind set. In the war against Jihad, Sri Anandan sacrificed his life. In the ruling of a murder accused (Pinarayi) what justice one can get. But, we believe "Dharmameva Jayathe" You can not enjoy it for long.
      1. P
        Nov 14, 2017 at 11:50 am
        Its sad to hear about a loss of human life. But Amit Shah speaking for a murder accused. and blaming the government (no investigation has been done yet) reflects his frustation. His creepy methods to gain vote bank is waning. Once this regime is out of power, Amit Shah must be first man to be probed and shunted.
        1. Yasser Yousufi
          Nov 14, 2017 at 10:34 am
          RSS worker means terrorist in a common man's dictionary. Why would anyone join a terrorist organization other than to terrorise people that do not believe in a certain ideology. Terrorists live by the sword and die by the sword. This is natural justice.
          1. N
            Nov 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm
            you people are connected to Bin Laden. What more can be expected from you people?
          2. R
            Nov 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm
            The victim himself is an accused in CPM worker murder case. If we have to believe that every murder is a terrorist act, then the slain RSS fellow is a terrorist. Why BJP is vouching for a terrorist? Is BJP a party of terrorists? I think most of us will reply in affirmative
            1. N
              Nov 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm
              Yes, communists, naxlites, are secularists. All those who killed RSS/BJP people are messengers of God Almighty Allah and Jesus. End of communisam is not far away.
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