The second accused in Muslim convert Faisal murder case was found stabbed to death on Thursday at Tirur, Malappuram district of Kerala. 26-year-old Bipin, who was out on bail, was hacked to death by an unknown group of assailants at BP Angadi, Pulinjod, Tirur.
His body was first found by students going to madrasa who informed residents. Though police rushed him to the hospital, he was declared brought dead.
According to the reports, Bipin was hacked to death early in the morning while traveling on his bike. His wallet, bike and mobile phone were found left on the road.
The prime accused in the Faisal murder case and RSS Tirur Sakha Karyavah Madathi Narayanan is presently out on bail.
The BJP has called for a hartal in the area from 2 pm to 8 pm, as Bipin was a strong BJP-RSS worker.
Prohibitory order has been declared in the area and a huge number of policemen have been deployed in the region.
Earlier, 16 RSS workers, including Faisal's brother-in-law Vinod, were arrested in connection with the shocking murder in Kodinhi.
Last month, eight members of Faisal's Hindu family have converted to Islam.
Faisal's two sisters, brother-in-law and their five children were converted to Islam and started learning the basics of the religion. Earlier, Faisal's mother Meenakshi had also embraced Islam soon after Faisal was killed.
The mutilated body of Faisal known earlier as Anil Kumar, was found in a pool of blood on the street early morning of 19 November 2016. It was only six months ago that he had converted to Islam. Since after his conversion, he and his family had received as many death threats.
Meanwhile, an all party action committee which was formed in the area after the killing of Faisal had a few days ago approached the state government asking for police protection from anti-social elements who are allegedly trying to disrupt peace in the area.
They have submitted memorandum to Chief Minister, State Police Chief, District Police Chief and Collector seeking protection in the neighbourhood and Faisal’s family.
The police had arrested 16 accused in the case including prime accused and RSS Tirur Sakha Karyavah Madathi Narayanan, Faisal's brother-in-law Vinod and Kottasseri Jaya-kumar, VHP’s Tirurangadi Taluk secretary. All the accused are out on bail.