Kerala

Abhimanyu murder: accused surrenders before police

Abhimanyu, the slain SFI leader.

Abhimanyu, the slain SFI leader.  

Arif Bin Salim was one of the eight accused against whom the police had issued lookout notice in the case relating to the murder of the SFI activist.

The police team probing the murder of Maharajas College student and Students Federation of India (SFI) activist Abhimanyu have taken into custody yet another accused at a time when they are gearing up to submit the first set of charge sheets in the case shortly.

The accused was identified as Arif Bin Salim, district secretary of Campus Front , residing near Aluva. Initial reports suggest that he surrendered before the police. He is the second accused in the case.

Preliminary investigations by the police suggest that he was responsible for bringing the goons to the college campus sparking off the skirmish that eventually led to the murder of Abhimanyu. He was one of the eight accused against whom the police had issued lookout notice earlier this week.

Police has by now arrested nine out of the 17 accused directly involved in the murder and are now on the lookout for the remaining persons.

Abhimanyu M, an undergraduate student at Maharaja’s College in Ernakulam, was stabbed to death during a clash on the college campus around 12.45 a.m. on July 2.

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