Kerala: 3 in custody for murder of RSS workers in Guruvayur
The police have taken three persons into custody in connection with the murder of RSS worker at Guruvayur on Sunday.
Police had identified the three accused and issued lookout notices against them for alleged involvement in the killing of RSS worker Anand on Monday.
Meanwhile, a police official in Guruvayur on Monday said the car in which the killers had traveled belonged to a CPI(M) worker, whose elder brother Fazil has killed four years ago. Anandan was an accused in that case.
An RSS worker was hacked to death, allegedly by CPI(M) workers on Sunday. He was riding a motorcycle when he was attacked by the CPM workers in a car. Though he was rushed to the hospital, his life could not be saved, police said.The RSS worker was cremated on Monday evening.
While the BJP blamed CPI(M) for the murder, the Marxist party in a statement on Sunday denied its role in the incident.
The BJP called for a 'hartal' (strike) on Monday at the temple town of Guruvayur and Manaloor in protest. Shops and businesses downed shutters.
BJP has alleged that as many as 120 BJP workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in Kerala since 2001. It has claimed that 14 of these killings have taken place since Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took over the reins of the government last year.
OneIndia News (with agency inputs)