BJP leader Adv Renjith Sreenivasan was hacked to death at his house in Alappuzha on Sunday morning. A group of PFI-SDPI goons barged into his house and brutally hacked him to death. Renjith Sreenivasan was BJP OBC Morcha state secretary.
According to the police, eleven people have been arrested in the murder case.
Renjith Sreenivasan was a lawyer by profession and a member of the Alappuzha Bar Association. He had also contested State Assembly Elections on the BJP ticket.
Reacting to the killings in the Kerala district, BJP National General Secretary CT Ravi on Sunday accused the CPI(M)-led Kerala government of "turning 'God's Own Country' into Jihadis Paradise".
BJP National Secretary Shri Sunil Deodhar strongly condemned the incident. He said, "I strongly condemn brutal murder of OBC Morcha State Secretary Adv. Renjith Sreenivasan by PFI terrorists. He was hacked to death in broad daylight. Renjith contested the assembly elections on BJP ticket in 2016.PFI has murdered three BJP-RSS leaders in the last two months."
Union Minister V Muraleedharan termed the murder as the "handy work of Islamic terrorist group". "I've been told that State Secy of BJP OBC Morcha was stabbed to death, this morning. This is the handy work of Islamic terrorist group is the info coming from Alleppey (Alappuzha). I demand the State government to take strict action against perpetrators," he tweeted. He also added," This is not the first incident, a few weeks ago, a BJP worker was killed. The state had not taken the required action to prevent such incidents. They have been taking a soft stand with Islamic terrorists which has encouraged them to indulge in more violence."
An SDPI leader was stabbed to death by an unidentified gang on Saturday night. The local SDPI committee (Alappuzha Mandalam) had alleged that CPM was behind the murder. Following the incident, prohibitory orders (Section 144) were clamped in the district for two days. Earlier this year, an RSS Swayamsevak, Nandu Krishna in Vayalar, Alappuzha was murdered by PFI-SDPI terrorists.
Last month, an RSS leader was stabbed to death in Palakkad in a similar manner. The brutal murder of RSS Teneri Mandal Baudhik Pramukh Sanjith on November 15, at 9 am in Mambram Palakkad, was part of a well-orchestrated plot.
In October, a BJP worker named Biju of Koppara house, Manathala, Chavakkad of Thrissur. While visiting Kerala in November, RSS Sah-Sarkaryavah Dr Manmohan Vaidya had urged both the state and central government to further investigate the terrorist connections and anti-national activities of PFI and ban this terrorist outfit.