04 October Tuesday

Shajahan Murder : Four Arrested

Web Desk‌Updated: Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

Palakkad : Four have been arrested in the killing of Marum Road local committee secretary S. Shajahan. Arrested are : Sahareesh(30), Aneesh(29), Naveen(28) and Suneesh (27). There are four others already in prior police custody.

The murder: The gruesome crime took place on Sunday night at 9.15. At the time, Shajahan was outside talking with his friend Suresh, when a gang of RSS men, including Suresh’s son,  arrived on bikes armed with machetes and  hacked Shajahan multiple times. Shajahan sustained deep gashes to his neck and head.

The motive : The RSS gang comprised drug peddlers who became  infuriated after Shajahan assembled resistance against selling drugs in the area. The immediate cause however is said to stem from arguments over fixing board on Ganeshmahotsav.