Kerala political killings: Four SDPI activists arrested from Wayanad for murder of ABVP member Shyam Prasad

The police has reportedly arrested four Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) activists in connection with the murder of an ABVP activist in Kerala's Kannur.

FP Staff January 20, 2018 12:02:03 IST
Kerala political killings: Four SDPI activists arrested from Wayanad for murder of ABVP member Shyam Prasad

A day after a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) was hacked to death by a three-member gang in Kerala's Kannur district, the police has reportedly arrested four Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) activists in connection with the murder.

The arrested SDPI activists have been identified as Muhammed, Minikkol Salim, Neeveli Ameer, and Shahim, according to The Times of India. Police sources told the newspaper that the four were arrested in Wayanad, after they fled there following the murder.

Kerala political killings Four SDPI activists arrested from Wayanad for murder of ABVP member Shyam Prasad

File image of ABVP member Shyam Prasad. Courtesy: Twitter@Kummanam

However, ABVP had alleged that Popular Front of India (PFI) was behind the killing and demanded that the outfit be banned.

ABVP state secretary Shyam Raj said the "terror" face of PFI has come out in the open once again with the killing of Prasad.

Prasad, an ITI student, was going to his house at Koothuparamba on his motorcycle when the unidentified gang came in a car and attacked him at Kommeri around 5.30 pm, the police said.

The student tried to flee but the gang chased and hacked him with machetes, seriously injuring him.

Though locals rushed him to the government hospital at Koothuparamba, he died on the way, the police said.

The BJP has called for a hartal on Saturday to protest the murder.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

LDF stages 'people's protests' across Kerala, accuses Centre of blocking development projects via probe agencies
India

LDF stages 'people's protests' across Kerala, accuses Centre of blocking development projects via probe agencies

The "Janakeeya Koottayma" (people's gathering) was held from 5 pm to 6 pm at 25,000 centres and the Front claimed that around 25 lakh people participated

Siddique Kappan was going to Hathras under the 'garb of journalism' to disturb law & order, UP govt tells SC
India

Siddique Kappan was going to Hathras under the 'garb of journalism' to disturb law & order, UP govt tells SC

Meanwhile, CJI SA Bobde raised concerns over misreporting in the case and asked the petitioner Kerala Union of Working Journalists' to file a rejoinder to the UP govt's affidavit while postponing the hearing in the case by a week

'Was an unforgettable experience meeting humble Maradona': Football-crazy Kerala remembers Argentine legend
Sports

'Was an unforgettable experience meeting humble Maradona': Football-crazy Kerala remembers Argentine legend

Former Indian captain IM Vijayan said it was difficult to believe that the legend was no more.