Two more SDPI workers have been arrested in the murder of BJP leader Renjith Sreenivasan, bringing the total number of arrests to seven.
The Kerala Police have arrested two more SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India) workers in connection with the gruesome murder of a BJP leader in Alappuzha. On Tuesday, the special investigation team (SIT) arrested two-party workers who were directly involved in the murder of BJP OBC Morcha state secretary Renjith Sreenivasan. The number of SDPI employees arrested in this case has now risen to seven.
Two more SDPI employees have been arrested in the murder of Renjith Sreenivasan, bringing the total number of arrests to seven. The arrested SDPI workers are Alappuzha natives, according to police information. The SIT, on the other hand, stated that personal information about the arrested will be released only after identification tests. The Kerala Police had earlier arrested five men suspected of being indirectly involved in the murder.
During their investigation, the police discovered that the arrested workers assisted the killers in the murder and destruction of evidence. According to the SIT, Renjith was killed by a group of 12 men riding six motorcycles. The hunt for the remaining suspects in the case is now underway. After receiving information about the accused fleeing, the SIT is searching for them in the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Mangaluru.
Renjith Sreenivasan, a Kerala BJP leader, was assassinated in Alappuzha.
According to the investigation, the assailants broke into the BJP leader’s home and assaulted him. The 40-year-old was a BJP candidate in the Alappuzha constituency in the 2016 Assembly elections and is an advocate by profession. This incident occurred just days after another RSS worker, Sanjith, was assassinated in Palakkad. Sanjith was killed while riding his motorcycle with his wife when he was killed. He was stabbed more than 50 times, according to police.
It’s worth noting that the SDPI leader’s assassination coincided with two other political assassinations in the CM Vijayan-led state, including that of SDPI state secretary KS Shan, both of which occurred within a 10-hour period. Following the two murders, DC Alexander issued prohibitory orders in the district until December 20 under Section 144 of the CrPC. The cases are now being investigated further.