The death threat that appeared on the wall of a local Congress office at Pottanpara, near Koothuparamba, against a witness in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case disappeared on Saturday, as the wall was given a fresh coat of paint, reportedly by local Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] activists.

The death threat found scribbled on the wall of Indira Bhavan at Pottanpara on Friday morning disappeared as a group of alleged CPI(M) workers reportedly whitewashed the wall.

The target of the threat was Nithyanandan, a former CPI(M) worker who joined the Congress. He is a prosecution witness who had deposed before the special court set up for the trial in the murder of the Revolutionary Marxist Party leader. The police had registered a case in connection with the death threat.

District Congress unit president K. Surendran in a statement said the whitewash of the wall to remove the death threat was welcome as it was a corrective step by the local CPI(M) leadership. The death threat might have been removed for fear that it could work against the party during the trial in the special court, he said.