The Principal of Ernakulam’s Maharaja College, where 19-year-old student and SFI activist Abhimanyu was killed, has received an anonymous letter abusing the slain student.
The letter also reportedly criticised the financial help extended by the college authorities to Abhimanyu’s family, according to the New Indian Express.
“The writer also blames the college authorities for providing financial aid to the family of the victim while saying that there are also others who deserve such help,” the Principal, K N Krishna Kumar, told the New Indian Express.
According to the Hindu, the letter was handed over to investigating officials by the principal.
On July 8, Abhimanyu an SFI (student wing of CPI(M)) activist from the college was stabbed in the heart and killed inside the campus by members of the Campus Front of India (the student wing of PFI) due to a clash between the two groups.
The clash was reportedly over painting on the campus walls to welcome the new batch of students. Following Abhimanyu’s death, the police cracked down on PFI workers.
On Saturday, the officials investigating the case got custody of three people accused till July 28 – president of the Maharaja’s College unit of the Campus Front of India (CFI) and first accused Mohammad, CFI district committee member and fifth accused Adhil Bin and 25th accused KK Shanavas.
According to the Hindu, the police are also on the trail of another accused who is said to have been the person responsible for picking members of the group which killed Abhimanyu. According to TNIE, he was identified as Muhammed Rifa.
First accused Mohammad was reportedly identified as the mastermind behind the murder. The police claimed that there were at least 15 members in the mob that attacked Abhimanyu and that it was Mohammad who stabbed him to death.
Following Abhimanyu’s death, financial aid and help poured in for Abhimanyu’s family. The owners of two private buses in the Nedumkandam-Erattupetta route in the state also donated an entire collection to his family.