Kannur : Slogans of “Comrade Dheeraj, you’re not dying…” filled the air as martyr stupa for Dheeraj Rajendran was unveiled amidst hundreds that thronged to witness the moment.
Dheeraj’s father Rajendran and mother Pushkala were among the many that sobbed from tearful memory of his smiling face.
SFI State President K Anushree received the Deepashikha(flame torch) from the athletes that rallied accompanied by White volunteers. ALL India General Secretary Mayukh Biswas hoisted the torch in front of Dheeraj’s Martyr Stupa.
The memorial stupa was unveiled by CPI(M) State Secretary MV Govindan and red-white balloons rose to the sky amid slogans resounding all over.
The stupa was sculpted by Unni Kannai and stands next to Dheeraj’s house where his mortal remains rest. Carved into the memorial rockstone is Dheeraj’s face rising from burning leaves of book. A bright flag with redblood star also stands beside.
Dheeraj Rajedran, was stabbed to death by Youth Congress goons at government engineering college in Idukki on 10 January 2022.