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RSS worker murder: Three arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Thrissur(Ker) 

Three persons were arrested early today in connection with the killing of an worker at Nenmeni near the temple town of Guruvayur, police said.

The 23-year-old Anandan, who was riding a motorcycle, had been knocked down by a car carrying his attackers and then hacked to death on November 12.

Those arrested included a brother of Fazil, who was killed four years ago and Anandan was an accused in that case.

The arrested are identified as Faiz, Karthik and Jitesh, a top police official said.

Asked whether the three were CPI(M) workers, the official said it had not yet been substantiated.

They were being questioned, he said.

Police had yesterday initiated proceedings with regard to issuing of lookout notices against three persons who were suspected to be involved in the

While the had blamed the CPI(M) for the murder, the Marxist party in a statement on November 12 denied its role in the incident.

The had observed a hartal at Guruvayur and Manaloor in protest.

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

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 10:13 IST