Kerala: After 25 Years, Member Of Extremist Muslim Outfit Arrested For Brutal Murder Of 19-Year-Old RSS Worker

RSS volunteers performing yoga (Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

RSS Swayamsevak Manamkulam Veetil Sunil, who was hacked to death 25 years ago in Kerala, will finally get justice as police arrested another set of people and claimed closure of the case.

Kuruppam Veetil Moinudheen who belongs to an extremist Muslim outfit has been arrested for alleged involvement in the case, reports The Indian Express.

Previously, police charge-sheeted nine CPM workers and a trial court convicted four of them for life term. In 1997, the High Court set them free and ordered for fresh investigations to nab the real culprits.

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Moinudheen’s arrest has finally given closer to the 4 CPM workers who had been wrongly implicated and had to endure years of trauma.

Kuruppam Veetil Moinudheen, alias Moidu, 49, is a native of Chavakkad in Thrissur district, who was arrested on Saturday (13 October) for the murder of RSS worker Manamkulam Veetil Sunil, 19, as part of a contract killing.

Moinudheen has been a member Jam-Iyyathul-Ishhaniya, an extremist outfit and Crime Branch DSP K A. Suresh Babu, who investigated the case afresh, said “the contract for killing Sunil came from a person, who had dispute with RSS and BJP workers in the region”.

He said more details would be revealed once the others are arrested.

Crime Branch officer K A. Suresh Babu said, “Moinudheen’s arrest may throw light on a few other murder cases in the region”.

Suresh Babu further said, “Two years ago we restarted the investigation from an input received during a police probe into two other murder cases. We even found the weapon used for the attack (on Sunil). We have got statements of 20 witnesses in the case recorded before a magistrate court.”

He said one accused, identified as Saidalavi Anwari, had left the country earlier with a forged passport, and that Anwari is suspected to have been involved in the 1993 murder of Islamic reformer and scholar Chekannur Moulavi.

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