The main accused in the murder of 15-year-old Abhimanyu in Vallikunnam has surrendered to the police today. Sanjay Jith, an RSS activist from Vallikkunnam, surrendered at the Palarivattom Police Station in Ernakulam. It is reportedly said that there are five accused including him in the case.
According to reports, police have received clear information about the five accused in Abhimanyu's murder. Police have concluded that personal animosity was the reason behind the murder.
Further details will be out only after questioning Sanjay. The statement of Kashi and Adarsh, who were with the Abhimanyu, is also crucial in the case. The statement of both will be recorded by the investigation team today. However, police claim that they have full information about the culprits.
At the same time, CPM stands firm on its claim that it is a political murder by the RSS. Abhimanyu's body will be cremated at his residence after placing it at the party office for the public.
Police from other districts have also been deployed in Vallikunnam and surrounding areas as there is a risk of clashes.
On Wednesday night, amidst a verbal spat during the Padayanivettom temple festival, Abhimanyu was stabbed to death. According to reports, the DYFI activists in the area had opposed the drug mafia working under RSS. This has provoked them and led to the murder.
While interacting with the media earlier, Charumoodu area committee secretary Binu said that Abhimanyu was an active SFI member. However, Abhimanyu's father Ambili Kumar had confirmed that he was not a political activist. He said, "Abhimanyu is a tenth class student and got an examination today. He never gets involved in any violence or dispute. His brother Anandhu is a DYFI activist. Even though all the family members are communists, Abhimanyu was never active in politics."