Thalasseri : The main accused in twin murder of CPI(M) workers Illikunathu Shameer and K Khalid, is a RSS-BJP worker. The assailant K Naveen(32), resident of Vannathan Veedu in Chirkav Public Water Tank, is a Sangh Parivar activist. The background become known after Naveen’s picture alongside BJP State President K Surendran surfaced on social media.
Backdrop: The murders took place on the evening of Wednesday, the 23rd. Members of a notorious drug gang in the area arrived at the Co-operative hospital where they met K Khalid(52) and CPI(M) LC member Puvanozhi Shameer(40). The assailants persuaded the CPI(M) workers to come outside the hospial and carried out the fatal attack. The killings were motivated by revenge over Shameer and Khalid resisting drug activity in the neighbourhood.
Netoor native Shanibi(29) sustained injuries in the attack.