RSS worker’s killing: Two more taken into custody

Kannur: Police have arrested two more persons in connection with the May 12 killing of Choorakad Biju, an RSS worker at Payyannur here.

Sathyan and Jitin, both natives of Ramanthali in the city, were arrested early morning Friday. Police say the two were directly involved in the crime.

Earlier, the police had arrested the owner of a car used in ferrying seven persons behind the murder and another man who hired the vehicle. The car used by the assailants was also recovered from a house at Ramanthali area in the city.

The probing team had established the identities of the seven persons involved in the crime. Three more persons, including the key accused Anoop, are yet to be nabbed.

RSS worker Choorakad Biju was hacked to death allegedly by CPI-M activists at Payyanur town in Kannur district that has witnessed a series of clashes between the ruling CPI-M and the RSS for the past one year.

Biju was an accused in a case relating to the killing of CPI-M activist C V Dhanraj in 2016.

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