A DYFI worker, who allegedly supplied the vehicle for suspects in the murder of Indian Union of Muslim League (IUML) worker Muhammed Aslam was arrested on Tuesday.
Aslam, who was brutally murdered at Nadapuram in Kozhikode district on August 13, was found with 67 stab wounds, including 13 on the face while his hands were chopped.
Bibin a DYFI worker was arrested for allegedly arranging an Innova car for the suspects in the case. Police say he gave crucial information about the suspects during questioning.
Aslamâ€™s murder resembles the infamous killing of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader TP Chandrashekharan, who had 52 stab wounds on his body.
His murder is suspected to be linked to the killing of 19-year-old CPI(M) activist Thuneri Shibin. Aslam was an accused in the Shibin murder case and was later acquitted by a lower court.
Shibin was allegedly killed by a 10-member gang of IUML workers at Thuneri near Nadapuram on January 22, 2015. The incident triggered largescale violence around Nadapuram region with a number of houses and vehicles being set ablaze in Thuneri. Aslam was the third accused in the case.