A 20 year old BJP Yuva Morcha worker and RSS activist, Nirmal, was stabbed to death and another person was injured during a temple festival at Mukkattukara in Thrissur district on Sunday night. The BJP Leadership in Kerala alleged that Ruling party CPI(M) activists were behind the attack. On 14th Feb, Police, quoting witnesses had stated that at least seven persons were involved in the attack.However, according to the latest report, five people have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of Nirmal during a temple festival in Mannuthi – Sooraj, Siddhu, Yesudas, Arun and Sachin. Arun from Ilanjikkulam is an active worker of the BJP, according to the Police, and that the murder was the result of personal rivalries. A dispute regarding the “Kummaattikali” performance as part of the festival led to the murder.
This has put the numerous BJP leaders who had tweeted blaming “Leftist Terrorists” for the murder in an embarrassing position. Some of the tweets where in BJP alleged that it was a handiwork of CPM can be seen below. Kummanam – State President of Bharatiya Janata Party,Keralam blames “Leftist Terrorists” for the murder.
Soon After, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi had tweeted promising to fix a meeting with officials in the Home ministry.
Om Birla – Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Blames ‘Goons of Left” for the Murder even before the investigation.
Surendra Poonia had blamed ‘Leftist goons’ and Sitaram Yechury for the murder.
In the latest statement, the police now claims that the latest incident of the murder of Yuva Morcha worker Nirmal in Thrissur is not a case of political rivalry. Among the five accused that the police have taken into custody, one of them is a BJP worker.
Those who understand Malayalam can read more details here – reporterlive.com