Three arrested for Thrissur RSS worker's murder

RSS worker accused in murder of a CPIM activist killed in Kerala

Commissioner Rahul R Nair said police were collecting the passport details of the suspects to formally issue the lookout notice.

The victim, Anandam, was riding a two-wheeler when he was attacked down by a group of men in a auto.

The arrested are identified as Faiz, Karthik and Jitesh, a top police official said. Speaking about the incident, State BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan said, "The latest killing again exposed the criminal face of the CPI (M)".

The BJP has called for a strike in Guruvayoor and Manaloor on Monday from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm to protest the murder of Anand who is a native of Nenmini.

The BJP leadership alleged that this was the third murder of BJP/RSS workers in the district since the Pinarayi Vijayan government came to power in May a year ago.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. Political murders are committed with the blessings of the leadership. While BJP president Amit Shah launched the Janaraksha Yatra last month, the CPI (M) replied with Jana Jagratha Yatra on October 21. The BJP has been accusing the Left government of killing the political leaders.

The BJP alleged that the CPM was behind the murder of Vadakketharakath Anandan (28), hailing from Nenmeni near Guruvayur. "The CPI (M) has become a murder gang in the district".

No one has been arrested yet for the RSS worker's murder. "This incident proves that the CPI (M) is not prepared to lay down arms even after all the peace efforts". There was threat to his life.

However, the RSS worker's body was taken to the Thrissur Medical College hospital.

Kerala has a long history of political violence. The RSS activist was murdered just when the BJP had been carrying out a nation-wide campaign against Marxist violence against BJP-RSS workers in the State. Many senior BJP leaders including its national president Amit Shad took part in the march. The ABVP had held a "Kerala Chalo" Maha rally in Thiruvananthapuram with the slogan "Marxism is Terror" on Saturday.

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