Following the death of Youth League Mansoor in Koothuparambu in Kannur, the Facebook post of former Kannur CPM secretary P Jayarajan’s son Jain Raj has gone viral. He said that it has “become a habit to beg for it” in his post which has invited other left activists to support the political murder. This is despite current Kannur secretary MV Jayarajan claiming that while the death was unfortunate, the left party had nothing to do with it. He added that the incident happened at a location where the party didn’t have any influence.
On the other hand, the police have confirmed that it is indeed a political murder and that they have identified 11 attackers. Kannur City Police Commissioner R Illanko told the media that they have to probe into the conspiracy angle if any. However, according to the latest reports, there is evidence for a conspiracy. A leaked WhatsApp story of a DYFI member says that the League members will remember this day for the rest of their lives. The status appeared following the conflict on Election Day, and the Youth League members allege that the police did not take any action despite multiple complaints based on the post.
On Tuesday, following a scuffle between the CPM and Youth League, a gang of alleged CPM workers barged into the house of Mansoor after creating a scary atmosphere by hurling bombs into the house. When the gang attacked Muhasin, his brother Mansoor tried to stop them and the attackers hacked the latter. Both of them were initially taken to Thalasseri Indira Gandhi hospital and from there to a private hospital at Kozhikode.
According to reports, the police have taken CPM worker Shinoj, who is also Mansoor’s neighbour, into custody. Moreover, others allege that the Youth League had kidnapped a DYFI member and tortured him. On the other hand, Muhasin told police that the attackers — allegedly around 20 DYFI members — confirmed by asking their names. Their father told the media that a large group of people had dragged his eldest son out and killed the youngest when he went to question it.