THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Congress has set up an internal probe into the violent attack at Marayamuttam, following which the DCC General Secretary has been sent on suspension, said KPCC President Mulapally Ramachandran. The punitive action came down on DCC Gen Secy Mayaramuttam Suresh. KPCC General Secretary Adv A Shanavaz Khan is entrusted with preparing a report on the findings.
Perunkadavila Mandal Youth Congress President, Edavanikara Jayan was victim of the attack that took place on 3 Feb in front of Marayamuttam Coop Bank. Suresh’s brother was President of the bank’s former Executive Committee. Jayan had lodged complaint on corruption that allegedly occurred during that time, with authorities including the State Vigilance. The probe is underway.
Suresh, his friends and brother had approached Jayan several times asking to withdraw his complaint. However Jayan refused to budge leading to enmity that is believed to have escalated into the violent attack.
In the CCTV footage, Suresh is seen walking to the porch in front of the Co-op Bank. He waits there for a few minutes upon which, Suresh’s bike arrives with his friend Rajeev seated behind. Both men get off the vehicle and Suresh pulls up Jayan. The two men wrestle and Rajeev raises the bat he brought along and knocks Jayan out with a blow to his head. The pair leave Jayan unconscious on the floor and ride away.