Wife of RSS worker hacked to death in Palakkad moves HC for CBI probe

Kochi: The wife of an RSS worker, who was hacked to death in November this year in Palakkad district of the state, moved the Kerala High Court on Tuesday seeking a CBI probe into her husband's killing.

A Sanjith (27) was hacked to death on November 15 while he was taking his wife to her workplace.

Police later arrested several persons, including an officer bearer of the Popular Front of India (PFI), in the case.

It had said that the arrested PFI office bearer was directly involved in the killing of Sanjith.

The BJP and Sangh Parivar organisations have alleged that the activists of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political offshoot of Islamist outfit PFI, were behind the broad daylight murder.

The matter is listed for hearing in the high court on Wednesday.

The move comes in the backdrop of two political murders in Alappuzha district recently, SDPI's K S Shan and BJP functionary Ranjith Sreenivas.

Amid criticism from the opposition over the alleged lapses on the part of the state police, the government said those involved in the killings will be rounded up and brought to justice.

SDPI state secretary Shan was killed by a gang on Saturday night while he was on his way back home, the BJP OBC Morcha state secretary, Sreenivas was hacked to death in front of his family by some assailants in his house on Sunday morning.

Police on Monday had arrested two persons in connection with the death of Shan and claimed "substantial lead" in the investigation into the murder of Sreenivas.

(With inputs from PTI)

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