While 2 were arrested for leading the attackers, one was arrested for conspiracy.

Three RSS workers arrested for murder of CPI M activist in KannurRahul, Roopesh/Courtesy: Manoramaonline.com
news Political violence Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 09:15

Police on Friday arrested of 3 RSS workers in Kannur in connection with the murder of a CPI (M) worker on Monday.

According to reports, the Panoor police has taken Rahul (24) and Roopesh (25) into custody on Thursday for leading the attackers to Mohanan, who was hacked by unidentified persons with sharp weapons.

The accused were presented before the Koothuparamba Judicial First Class Magistrate Court and has been remanded in two weeks judicial custody.

Twenty-six-year-old Navjith was also arrested from his residence on Friday evening for conspiracy, but reports say that he was not presented before the court, as he was undergoing treatment after sustaining injuries following clashes with CPI (M) workers three weeks ago.

50-year-old Mohanan, a toddy shop worker and Valaankichal CPI (M) Branch Secretary was hacked to death by a group of unidentified persons. The police registered a case against Roopesh, Rahul and five others based on eye-witness account.

Following Mohanan’s murder, the CPI (M) had called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal on Tuesday. A day after this, in what was deemed as a revenge killing, a BJP worker Remith was hacked to death. The BJP had also called for a state-wide hartal on Thursday.


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