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Guruvayur murder: Police to issue lookout notices against 3

Press Trust of India  |  Thrissur (Ker) 

Police has initiated proceedings over issuing lookout notices against three persons for their alleged involvement in the killing of an worker at Nenmeni in the temple town of Guruvayur yesterday.

"We have initiated proceedings. The accused have been identified," a top police official here said.

Another police official in Guruvayur said the car in which the killers had travelled belonged to a CPI(M) worker, whose elder brother Fazil was killed four years ago.Anandan was an accused in that case.

The 23-year-old worker was riding a motorcycle when he was attacked with swords and knives, allegedly by CPI(M) workers, who came in a car.

The worker was cremated this evening.

While the blamed CPI(M) for the murder, the Marxist party in a statement yesterday denied its role in the incident.

The called for a 'hartal' (strike) today at the temple town of Guruvayur and Manaloor in protest. Shops and businesses downed shutters. Vehicles remained off roads.

The leadership alleged that this was the third of BJP/RSS workers in the district since the Pinarayi Vijayan government came to power in May last year.

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

First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 21:32 IST