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Arun Jaitley to Visit Family of Slain RSS Worker in Kerala on Sunday

The RSS worker, Rajesh, was hacked to death by a gang led by a historysheeter. His family has blamed the CPI(M) government

Neethu Reghukumar | CNN-News18

Updated:August 4, 2017, 1:04 PM IST
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Arun Jaitley to Visit Family of Slain RSS Worker in Kerala on Sunday
File photo of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. ( Photo: Reuters)
Thiruvananthapuram: Union minister Arun Jaitley will visit Kerala on Sunday and meet the family members of RSS worker Rajesh, who was killed last week, the latest casualty in the ongoing political violence in the state.

The family of Rajesh, who was hacked last week, has blamed the ruling CPI(M) for his death.

“This is a political murder and CPI(M) workers killed him. They chopped off his hand. Why did they have to kill him with such brutality? I have two children. Who will take care of them now?” his widow told CNN-News18.

The RSS worker, Rajesh, was hacked to death by a gang led by a historysheeter. While police say that there was personal enmity, the BJP alleged the hand of the ruling CPI(M).

The state had been witnessing a series of violent incidents allegedly involving BJP-RSS and CPI-M workers with the capital district rocked by incidents of attacks on houses of rival partymen in the past few days.

The state BJP office was vandalised on July 28 while stones were thrown at the house of CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Bineesh Kodiyeri.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had recently spoken to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the situation in the state.

With pressure mounting on him, Vijayan had ended up shouting at reporters last week.

The chief minister screamed "get out" at reporters and camera persons who were inside the hall in Thiruvananthapuram when he and CPI(M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan arrived for a meeting.
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