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Former radio jockey Rasikan Rajesh hacked to death in Thiruvananthapuram

A gang attacked Rajesh and his friend Kuttan as they were keeping equipment in their studio.

india Updated: Mar 27, 2018 17:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
Radio jockey hacked,RJ Rajesh,Thiruvananthapuram
Rajesh was hacked to death by unidentified assailants in the early hours of Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

A 36-year-old former radio jockey was hacked to death early on Tuesday by unidentified men at his studio on the outskirts of Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, police said.

Police said Rajesh and his friend Kuttan had returned after a stage show and were keeping their equipment back in their studio when the incident took place.

A group of men barged into the studio and attacked Rajesh and Kuttan suffered injuries while trying to save him, they added.

Both were rushed to the hospital but Rajesh succumbed to his injuries on the way.

Rajesh, also known as ‘Rasikan Rajesh’, used to work with an FM radio channel and quit his job a couple of months ago to start his own studio. He was also a mimicry artist and folk singer.

He is survived by his wife and son..

First Published: Mar 27, 2018 10:35 IST