Kasargod murder: Questions raised over police findings

In the charge sheet filed the other day, the police maintained that personal enmity of CPM activist Peethamabaran, the main accused in the case, with the deceased Sarathlal, led to the murder of Sarathlal and Kripesh. (ANI file photo)

The Kerala Police faced an embarrassment in the murder case of two Youth Congress workers at Kasargod in North Kerala, as the Kerala High Court also raised questions over change in police stand on the provocation for the murder.

The HC remarks came a day after the family members of the deceased also alleged that the police diluted the case by altering the initial version that it was a politically motivated murder.

In the charge sheet filed the other day, the police maintained that personal enmity of CPM activist Peethamabaran, the main accused in the case, with the deceased Sarathlal, led to the murder of Sarathlal and Kripesh.

It was while considering a bail plea of the accused in the case that the Kerala High court also expressed the doubts. In the FIR, it was stated that the murder was due to political rivalry. But in the further probe reports, the motive was mentioned as personal ones.

The two Youth Congress workers, who hailed from a weak financial background, were murdered on February 17. Congress made it a major issue during the election campaign.

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