Police say that the car in which the gang arrived at the murder of an SDPI activist in Elappully, Palakkad was registered in the name of Sanjith, an RSS worker who was killed earlier. Palakkad Kasaba police confirmed this. The attackers arrived in two cars.
After the murder, the gang left the Ion car registered in Sanjit’s name and returned. The car was taken into police custody. Police said a check was needed to make sure the car’s number was genuine.
Zubair, a resident of Elappully, was killed by a group who reached his car. The incident took place at around 1.30 pm today. Zubair was attacked by a group of men as he was leaving the church with his father. He was hit after being hit by a car on his bike. Zubair was rushed to the Palakkad district hospital but succumbed to his injuries. His father was injured when he fell off his bike.
Zubair’s body is being kept in the hospital mortuary. Zubair is a trader in Elappully. Zubair was the former divisional president of the Popular Front Palakkad, a member of the SDPI Elappully panchayat committee and the area president of the Popular Front Para area.
Senior CPM leader and Malampuzha MLA A Prabhakaran said that there was a suspicion that the murder was revenge. He also alleged that it was an attempt to disrupt peace in the country.