RSS worker murder: Two more persons nabbed

The BJP has alleged that the CPI(M) was behind the cruel act, a charge which the ruling party has dismissed.

Published: 01st August 2017 12:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2017 12:05 AM   |  A+A-

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two more persons have been taken into custody in connection with the killing of an RSS worker here on July 29, police said here today.

With this, the total number of persons nabbed so far has gone up to 11, they said.

City Police Commissioner G Sparjan Kumar said two more persons were taken into custody today and their interrogation was underway.

"They were held from different places. With this, the total number of persons held in the case so far is 11," he told PTI.

Five or six persons were directly involved in the crime and the rest were involved in the conspiracy, he said.

Police recorded the arrest of seven persons yesterday.

Two others are in custody.

Rajesh, the RSS functionary, was hacked to death by a gang, allegedly led by a history-sheeter, here on Saturday night. His left arm was chopped off and there were several other injuries all over his body.

The BJP has alleged that the CPI(M) was behind the cruel act, a charge which the ruling party has dismissed.

In view of a series of clashes between the CPI(M) and BJP and the murder of the RSS worker here, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Director General of Police Loknath Behera were summoned by Governor P Sathasivam yesterday and apprised him of steps taken in the case.

Earlier in the day a meeting between Vijayan and top BJP-RSS leaders had agreed to support initiatives to promote peace and shun violence.

The meeting called by Vijayan also decided to convene an all-party meet here on August 6.

The state has been witnessing a serious of violent incidents allegedly involving BJP-RSS and CPI-M workers with the capital city rocked by incidents of attacks on houses of rival partymen in the past few days.


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