The deceased, a truck driver, had come out on bail four months after he was arrested in a murder case.
Thrissur: Political murder has returned to Kerala after a lull with the killing of an RSS worker near Nemini Balaraman temple near Guruvayur on Sunday noon. He was identified as Vadaketherikathu Anandan, 26, second accused in the murder of DYFI leader and student, Kunnamkorathu Fazil of Brahmakulam, in 2013.
Three assailants came in a white Swift car registered in the name of Shahis, brother of Fazil, knocked down the bullet bike driven by Anandan, attacked him with machetes and fled the place.
Anandan, who was hacked on his neck, was rushed to Rajah Hospital, but his life could not be saved. Vishun Chand Mohan, a friend of the deceased, suffered leg injuries in the attack.
Anandan, a truck driver, had come out on bail four months after he was arre-sted in the Fazil murder case. He is survived by his mother and a brother. His body was kept at Thrissur Medical College. Guruvayur police are on the lookout for Fazil’s brother Shahis and two of his friends who are the main suspects in the case.
Fazil was murdered on November 4, 2013 by RSS men for damaging the flex boards erected for Astamironihi celebrations in Brahamakulam. The BJP has called a hartal in Guruvayur and Manalur Assembly segments on Monday. A large posse of policemen was posted at Guruvyaur, Nemini and nearby areas.