Palakkad: The police on Tuesday arrested a second activist of the Popular Front of India (PFI) on the charge of murdering an RSS worker here on November 15.
Police said the arrested PFI office-bearer had directly participated in the killing RSS worker S Sanjith on November 15 in Mambaram in the district.
Police had on Monday arrested another office-bearer of the PFI who had also allegedly directly participated in the killing of Sanjith. However, both the names haven't been revealed yet as an identification parade will be held in the coming days.
The deceased, S Sanjith's (27) wife had said earlier that she could identify the killers. Sanjith was hacked to death in front of his wife while they were on their way to her workplace on a two-wheeler.
Sanjith had been hacked over 30 times with six cuts on his head reportedly resulted in the death.
The incident had taken place at Kinassery and weapons with blood stains were discovered from the locality a day later.
District police chief R Vishwanadh said that in the coming days more arrests will be recorded in the connection with the killing.
The BJP has demanded an NIA probe into the killing after blaming the ruling CPM of trying to delay the arrest of the culprits. The party's state president K Surendran had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Monday seeking a probe by the NIA into the killing.