Kerala : In a major breakthrough and timely investigation, the special investigation police team has arrested three person allegedly belong to RSS in connection with the murder of a madrasa teacher, Mohammed Riyaz Moulavi, in Kasargod in Kerala.
The arrested accused are identified as Ajesh aka Appu, Akhil and Nithin, all three suspects will be produced before the magistrate today for judicial custody and further investigation.
According to reports, Kannur Crime Branch superintendent of police A Srinivas, who is heading the team, said Ajesh committed the murder by barging into Moulavi’s room and attacking him with a wedge- shaped weapon.
Police in initial investigation suggest the possibility of a hate crime.
The police team had initially directed their investigation on people who have been accused in murder cases earlier. During this time, they came to know that two youngsters had gone missing from their native place. After conducting searches at various places, three were taken into custody by Thursday evening, sources said.
Riyas, a 30-year-old from Kodagu in Karnataka, who had no criminal record was hacked to death in his retiring room attached to a mosque at Choori in Kasaragod town. Mosque khatib Abdul Azeez Musaliyar, who was sleeping in another room, was woken up by the commotion. He stepped out to find a group of people throwing stones at the building. He found Riyas lying in a pool of blood, his throat slit.
The incident had triggered communal tension in Kasaragod and surrounding areas. Muslim League had called for a hartal in Kasaragod the very next day to which police authority took prohibitive measures to avoid any untoward incident. To avert further flare-ups, the body was taken directly from Kannur, where the autopsy took place, to Karnataka.
With PTI inputs.