KANNUR: The police have registered a case against seven CPM workers in connection with the murder of RSS leader Choorakadu Biju.
According to the Payyanur police, the case was registered based on a complaint filed by Pandaravalappil Rajesh, who was riding the bike when the attack happened.
“We have registered a case against seven persons who can be identified by Rajesh. Our initial assumption is that it was in retaliation to the murder of CPM worker C V Dhanaraj last year. No arrest has been made so far and a detailed probe is on,” said an officer.
Biju, an RSS Mandal Karyavahak, was hacked to death by a gang at Palakode in Ramanthali panchayat near Payyanur on Friday. Police said he was attacked by a gang near Palakode bridge around 4 pm. Biju was immediately taken to the Pariyaram Medical College Hospital but was declared brought dead.
According to the police, Biju and and his friend Rajesh were travelling on a motorcycle when they were knocked down by an Innova car. A gang alighted from the car and hacked him on the neck.
The deceased RSS worker is the twelfth accused in the murder of Dhanaraj who was killed by a gang on July 11, 2016. Biju’s was the eighth political murder to rock Kannur in a span of one year.
The body of the deceased RSS worker was cremated at his native place Kakkampara. Earlier, after conducting post-mortem, the body was handed over to the family members.
The body was later kept at Payyanur old bus stand for the public to pay their last respects. The BJP has blamed CPM for the murder. The CPM district secretariat, however, denied the charges and said its workers were not involved in the murder.