A Kozhikode Special Additional Sessions Court has acquitted all the accused in the murder of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activist CK Shibin Bhaskaran of Nadapuram.
Additional Sessions Judge S Krishnakumar pronounced the verdict, saying that the prosecution failed to prove its case.
Shibin, 19, was murdered on January 22, 2015. A group of Indian Union Muslim League workers had been accused of the crime. The murder had led to huge political disturbances in Nadapuram.
Of the 17 accused in the case, 10 were accused of direct involvement while the others were accused of abetment.
Six people were injured in the attack on Shibin. While acquitting the accused, the court that the statements of the injured could be believed.
Prosecution had submitted 151 documents and tools used for murder with the court. A total of 66 victims testified in court.