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    SFI activist Abhimanyu murder: 5th accused arrested from Karnataka border

    By Chennabasaveshwar

    Kochi, July 18: Kerala Police made a fifth arrest in connection with SFI activist Abhimanyu murder case. The accused, Mohammad, was arrested from Karnataka border. A total of five people have been arrested till now.

    SDPI Kerala President P Abdul Majeed Faisi, Vice-President MK Manoj Kumar, General Secretary Roy Arakkal and district President VK Shaukath Ali being arrested in connection with the killing of Maharaja’s College student and SFI activist Abhimanyu, in Kochi on July 16, 2018. PTI

    According to reports, Muhammed J I (21), the first accused in the crime, is a third-year student of Arabic at Maharaja's College. Mohammed called up the the other accused over phone and they came to the location of the crime with weapons.

    Four top SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India) leaders were arrested in Kochi on Monday in connection with the case. SDPI Kerala State president P. Adbul Majeed Faisi, vice president M.K. Manoj Kumar, general secretary Roy Arakkal and district president V.K. Shaukath Ali were arrested immediately after they held a press conference at the Ernakulam Press Club to clarify their position on the Abhimanyu killing.

    Abhimanyu, the Students' Federation of India (SFI) leader, was killed earlier this month in the college campus allegedly by activists of the Campus Front, Popular Front of India and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). Abhimanyu was second year degree student of Ernakulam Maharajas College, hailing from a backward Tamil tribal area in Idukki district.

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