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2 more surrender in connection with atheist's murder

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

: Two persons wanted in connection with the of a Dravida Viduthalai Kazhakam worker surrendered before a Judicial Magistrate here today.

Saddam Hussain, resident of Podanur in the city, arrived at the this morning with his advocate and surrendered.

His advocate claimed there was no proof of the involvement of his client in the

Hussain decided to surrender since his name was on the list of suspects along with five others, he said.

Another man Shamsuddin, hailing from Karumbukadai, surrendered before the same in the evening, police said.

One Asrath, also of Podanur had already surrendered before the court on March 17 in connection with the of Farooq the previous night.

Both Saddam and Shamsuddin were remanded to 14 days judicial custody and ordered to be produced on April four.

The murder was reportedly the result of Farooq's anti religious, anti-God posts in the for the last few months.

Meanwhile, the Federation of Muslim Organisations, Jamaaths and Parties requested police to probe the real reason behind the murder.

"There are some doubts arising in the minds of people about the murder. Anti-religion posts alone could not be the reason behind it. Police should unveil the mystery behind the murder, Federation convener Inayatulllah told reporters here.

Representatives of about 10 organisations like Indian Union Muslim League, Manitaneya Makkal Katchi, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhaka, Popular Front of India, SDPI, Students Islamic Organisations comprised the Federation.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 17:57 IST