Former Radio Jockey hacked to death in Kerala

A four-member gang attacked Rajesh and his friend at Madavoor on Tuesday

Updated - March 28, 2018 07:42 am IST

Published - March 27, 2018 03:35 pm IST - Thiruvananthapuram

A former Radio Jockey and a folk singer, was hacked to death while another person was injured in an attack by a four-member gang at Madavoor in the district early on Tuesday, police said. The deceased is identified as Rajesh alias Rasikan Rajesh, 36, of Madavoor. His friend Kuttan was also brutally attacked by the gang while they were at Rajesh’s recording studio in Madavoor, under the Pallickal police station limits. The incident occurred by around 1.30 a.m., a short while after the duo had returned from a stage programme. The gang, who is suspected to have come in a car, fled from the scene after attacking them using sharp weapons. A group of local residents soon rushed to the scene upon hearing Mr. Kuttan’s cries for help. Despite rushing him to a hospital at Parippally, his life could not be saved. Kuttan has been admitted at the Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College Hospital with serious injuries. Rajesh, a former radio jockey at Red FM, had been working at the Voice of Kerala FM station in Doha until recently. Rajesh, who is also a folk singer, has been working with a mimicry troupe. He is survived by his wife and a son. The investigation in the case in being led by the Attingal Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP).

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