A 24-year-old-man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh district Vice-President V P Suhas during the communal clash that rocked the town in April last,police said.
B M Rafeeque, a worker of National Development Front, a Kerala-based Muslim outfit, and prime accused in the murder of BMS leader, was arrested from nearby Kumbla town on Tuesday morning, Narcotic Cell DySP Kuriakose, who is probing the communal clashes, said.
Rafeeque confessed to stabbing Suhas, a lawyer, while the latter was coming out of his office in the busy Fort Road area in Kasaragod on April 17, police said adding that one more accused in the case was at large.
Rafeeque told Police that he had fled the town and stayed in various places like Jaipur, Delhi and Allahabad by spending the money at his disposal.
Four persons were killed in the violence on April 14,triggered after a youth, who reportedly urinated near a place of worship close to the new bus stand, was stabbed to death by unidentified persons.
Four persons have been arrested in connection with the orgy of violence that led to normal life being affected in Kasaragod.