Kochi: DGP Loknath Behra has ordered a Crime Branch investigation into the death of NCP state president Uzhavoor Vijayan.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan handed over the complaint, given by NCP Kottayam district committee demanding probe into the death of NCP leader, to DGP Lokanath Behera.
There are rumours that Vijayan died following constant mental harassment by a section of the party for his resignation. A phone conversation which point to such a scenario also came up giving the rumours some credibility. Some party leaders also came out levelling the same allegation and that Uzhavoor Vijayan was passing through a depressing phase due to this.
Controversy broke out with a TV channel airing the audio clip of a conversation that Vijayan had with NCP state secretary, and Kerala Agro Industries Corporation chairman Sulfikkar Mayoori.
This was followed by NCP's official group's state president T P Peethambaran Master demanding that a case needs to be filed against Sulfikkar, and the police started investigation into the matter.
People close to Uzhavoor Vijayan say that he had informed the NCP central leadership and CM Pinarayi Vijayan about the controversial phone conversation.
Uzhavoor, who collapsed after his sugar level spiked, was first rushed to a private hospital in Kidangoor, and was later admitted in a private hospital in Kochi, where he breathed his last.