An Indian Union Muslim league (IUML) leader is being trolled on social media for taking a selfie from the tomb of his co-worker Aslam who was murdered in August in Nadapuram of Kozhikode district.
Badru Kaithapoyil, a local IUML leader last week posted a selfie of him along with four other party workers from the grave of Aslam and another IUML martyr Nasrudheen.
Since then, he has been criticised by many IUML workers and others for being insensitive. The trolls also alleged that he has done this to get more reach for his FB page.
Though he withdrew the photograph from his FB page, the criticism continued.
However, reacting to the controversy, Badru said that the criticism against him was propaganda by rival political parties.
â€śThe controversy was initiated by the workers of the party of Kanthapuram, SDPI and CPI (M). It was also painful that some of the IUML workers also joined them to criticise me. The rival parties aim was to attack IUML. I did not do that to get reach. I understood that my sharp words are making my rivals restless,â€ť he said.
He also said that he posted the photograph to remind everyone about the brutal murder, so that nobody should forget about it.
â€śYou canâ€™t stop me from my actions. I will continue this. But if my selfie or my words have hurt any IUML workers I apologise for that,â€ť he said.
The murder of Aslam, 20, created a huge controversy as it closely resembled the infamous killing of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader TP Chandrashekharan.
Similar to TP who had 52 stab wounds on his body, Aslamâ€™s body had 67 stab wounds, including 13 on his face and his hands were also chopped off.