BJP Activist, Abhilash Murder : Life Term For 5 CPM Killers

By With Media Inputs via Janmabhumi published on August 19, 2016


IRINGALAKKUDA: Iringalakkuda Additional District court judge Gopakumar has sentenced five CPM activists to life in jail after they were found to be guilty of murdering BMS activist and Vasupuram native Abhilash on the Thiruvonam day last year.

The accused who have been pronounced guilty are Shanto alias Shantappan (first accused), who is a student of Thrissur government law college, Jith (second accused) who was working as data entry operator, Dennis (third accused) who was engaged in contract work , Sivadas (fourth accused ) who runs a workshop and Rajan (seventh accused), who is an auto driver.In total, there were 18 accused. 13 were acquitted.

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CPM Murderers

The reason for the murder was that Abhilash had started a BMS unit in Vasupuram. Abhilash was a former CPM activist.

Abhilash, who had launched a BMS union of auto drivers in the area, was murdered in a heinous way after chopping off his legs and palms.

Abhilash was having lunch with the first witness in the case when the accused came in a group and challenged him to come out. He was hacked when stepped out.

It was his co-auto rickshaw driver who went to his house and took him out. At this time, the culprits reached the spot on bike with swords and hacked him to death. Convict number one is an LLB student.

Killers demanded their transfer to Kannur central jail. They were taken to Viyyur central jail. First accused Shanto heaped abuses at Abhilash’s parents who were present in court to witness the verdict.

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