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Cong, BJP urge end to over 750-day strike by Kerala youth

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Opposition and today sought urgent intervention of the union and state governments into the plea of a man, on a sit-in protest in front of the Secretariat here for over three years, demanding a probe into the alleged custodial death of his brother.

Leaders of various political parties visited 29-year-old Sreejith, a native of nearby Parassala, in front of the administrative hub today after his story went viral on the

He has been on a protest for the last 765 days here, seeking justice for his younger brother Sreejeev, who was taken into police custody in connection with a mobile phone theft on May 19, 2014 and died after two days at the medical college here.

After visiting Sreejith, Ramesh Chennithala wrote to Pinarayi Vijayan, urging his intervention to end the strike as his health condition was deteriorating.

He also wanted the state to recommend to the Centre tha a probe be instituted into the death of Sreejith's brother.

of NDA in Kerala, Rajeev Chandrasekhar today wrote to Rajnath Singh, seeking his urgent intervention by ordering the probe.

"In the wake of the issue raising immense public interest on humanitarian grounds, I solicit your urgent intervention in the matter by way of expediting the investigation and enquiry of the alleged custodial death of Sreejeev," he said.

state also visited

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 18:30 IST