Two political leaders murdered in Alappuzha: Kerala on alert – UKMALAYALEE

Two political leaders murdered in Alappuzha: Kerala on alert

Sunday 19 December 2021 8:56 AM UTC

SDPI state secretary KS Shan and BJP’s Renjith Sreenivasan

ALAPPUZHA Dec 19: A SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India) leader and a BJP leader were murdered hours apart in Alappuzha.

On Saturday, SDPI state secretary KS Shan was murdered while he was on way home. According to the police Shan was on a two-wheeler, when a gang in a car intercepted him, hit his bike and stabbed him. He succumbed to his injuries at a Kochi hospital around Saturday midnight.

Less than 12 hours later, some unidentified men barged into the house of the BJP’s Renjith Sreenivasan, who was the state secretary of the party’s OBC unit and hacked him to death early this morning (Sunday ).

Kerala chief minister has condemned the killings. In a statement he said that strict action will be taken by the police to nab the culprits and those who were behind them.

The police are investigating the matter. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 has been imposed in the district for two days and strict checking is being conducted. Unnecessary gatherings will not be allowed, an officer said.

The BJP and the SDPI have accused each other of being responsible for the murders.

Police have issued an alert in the state. More forces will be deployed where there is a possibility of conflict.

Vehicle inspection will be tightened. Cars and two wheelers are the main ones to be checked. DGP has directed that if necessary, action including raids and arrests should be taken.