Nandu R Krishna an RSS Shakha functionary hacked to death by SDPI-PFI cadres on yesterday 24.02.2021 at Vayalar, Alapuzha district. The assailants inflicted a deep cut on his neck using swords, and this led to his death. His body is kept in Alapuzha medical college for post-mortem. Nandu S another RSS Shakha functionary is also seriously injured in the same attack. He is admitted to a private hospital in Ernakulum. His hands were chopped off using swords. The 22 year old Nandu R Krishna is the only child of his parents.
Following the incident police arrested 8 persons belonging to SDPI-PFI. Arrested persons hails from Vaduthala, Eramallur, Nedumbrakkad and Vayalar. In this first three places are considered to be the fertile grounds of PFI activities.
According to sources last few days the SDPI organised various programmes in Vayalar and made derogatory remarks against Hindu symbols. To condemn this act a procession was organised in the Nagankulangra junction and both the victims were part of this protest march. During this march the SDPI-PFI cadres pelted stones and created violence. Following this police requested the people to ease tension and the RSS workers left the place following this request. But the assailants were not ready disperse and targeted the house of RSS Mandal functionary in the area. Later they attacked both victims using deadly weapons and the weapons were brought from near by mosque. This clearly shows that the provocation and attack was premeditated one.
This is not the first time SDPI-PFI is creating problems in the area. Earlier during the time of Sabarimala protest a group of SDPI-PFI cadres tried to attack a procession of devotees following a demonstration. Then the PFI men come with deadly weapon including swords from a mosque named Chandroor mosque. Unfortunately, then the police refused to take any action against them. It is believed that the PFI cadres of this area enjoys a silent support of local CPIM MP Arif.
BJP state president K Surendran condemned the murder and said that both UDF and LDF are nurturing Islamic radicals in the state. Further, he criticised the state police for their inaction and support for radical elements.