: About 70 activists of political parties and outfits were arrested here today when they tried to stage a demonstration, demanding the arrest of those involved in the March 16 murder of an atheist and a Dravida Viduthalai Kazhakam (DVK) worker in the city.
Activists of DVK, Left Parties, Thanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhakam (TPDK) and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal and five other outfits raised slogans against the murder and demanded that the gang involved in the crime be arrested, police said.
TPDK General Secretary K Ramakrishnan demanded that the government provide a job to the wife of the deceased or a family member.
All the activists were released later, police said.
Farooq was done to death reportedly by a four member gang on the night of March 16, in protest against his repeated posts in the social media against God and religion.
One Ansrath had surrendered before a judicial magistrate the next day, confessing to the murder.
Police have formed four teams to nab the others involved in the murder.
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