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2 Kerala CPI-M leaders held for killing 2 Congress workers

IANS  |  Kasargode (Kerala) 

on Tuesday arrested two leaders of the ruling Communist Party of (CPI-M) from district on charges of murdering two Youth workers.

Krupesh, 19, and Joshy, 24, who were members of the party's youth wing, were attacked on February 17 by three men. While died at the district hospital, succumbed to his on way to a medical facility in Mangaluru city of

The police arrested and Balakrishnan following their detailed questioning by the Crime Branch team, a said.

With this, the total arrests in the case have gone up to 13 and one person on the radar of the police has fled the country, officials said.

The party and its Lok Sabha candidate, Rajmohan Unnithan, have made this murder a major election issue and are expecting to pull off a surprise win in a seat that has been held by the CPI-M over a long period.

Reacting to the arrests, state Congress told the media in Thiruvananthapuram that he is not happy with the probe and the should investigate more thoroughly in order to unmask the real culprits.

The state CPI-M has on past occasions dismissed the need for a (CBI) probe into the crime.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 16:20 IST