Statements by a former RSS worker against the Sangh Parivar has created much furore in Kerala.
A youngster from Thiruvananthapuram has alleged that RSS activists have been torturing him after accusing him of being a CPI (M) agent.
S. Vishnu, 25, an RSS worker at Karakulam Panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram, says that he has been visiting the RSS branch or shaka since he was seven years old.
He alleges that he was confined by the RSS workers for about 38 days, and he was forced to write a suicide note blaming CPI (M) Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan. Vishnu is admitted at the Thiruvananthapuram General Hospital.
“I questioned the RSS when their activities turned illegal. Last year, to create communal violence, they had pelted stones at a Pentecost church. I was an accused in the case, I did that because they asked me to do so. I am also an accused in blocking a vehicle that brought buffaloes to be used during Ramzan. Though I did all this at their behest, I later questioned all this and they were not happy about me since then,” he alleged.
He said that some young members of the RSS including himself, had quit from the organisation and 30 members were functioning as a parallel organisation in their area.
“Since then, we were receiving threats. It was then that RSS member Kannan, an accused in the murder of CPI(M) member Kannur Dhanraj, came to Thirivananthapuram. He had been trying to create problems in the area by destroying the BJP flags and putting the blame on CPI (M). We had questioned that. We also informed police about his activities,” he alleged.
He alleged that after that incident, RSS workers plotted against him and tried to kill him.
“Many leaders including BJP leader Saju assaulted me. Later, they took me to Neyyantinkara. There, some other leaders questioned me asking how I am related to P Jayarajan. To prepare a magazine, I had met many prominent political leaders including P Jayarajan and many other Muslim League and BJP leaders. But I had no other contacts with him,” Vishnu told The News Minute.
Vishnu says that RSS workers took him to different places in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts and kept him in their custody.
He added that they asked him to obey what the Sangh says and claimed that they tortured him for about 86 hours without giving food or allowing him to sleep.
“I was shocked and sad that 18 years I worked for Sangh and now they are trying to kill me,” he says.
“They asked me to write a suicide note saying that P Jayarajan was responsible for my death as he was torturing me. I begged them not to kill me. But they said they would abandon me in the middle of the sea,” he alleges.
He said that he escaped from their clutches on January 22, when all RSS workers went to visit Amritanandamayi near Vallikkavu. "I knew that they would kill me. They were telling me that I would be handed over to RSS workers in Kannur. So, when I got a chance, I escaped."