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Maoists threaten to kill Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, police register case

The poster, signed by the “Kerala chapter of Naxalbari”, accused Vijayan of failing the adivasis and threatened to cut his head off.

kerala Updated: Apr 27, 2018 17:10 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Thrissur
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Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI)

Maoists on Friday issued a poster calling for death to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, saying he has failed the adivasis.

An officer from Pazhayannur police station near Thrissur, bordering Palakkad district, said the poster was stuck at a workshop. It read: “Vijayan’s head will be cut off.”

Police have initiated a probe. The poster was reportedly issued by the “Kerala chapter of Naxalbari”.

The contents of the poster touches upon the custodial torture and later death of a youth and the beating to death of an adivasi youth by a group of people near a forest area.

SR Sreejit, 26, who was taken into police custody in connection with the suicide of a 52-year-old CPI-M sympathiser, died in a hospital on April 9 allegedly after he was beaten up in custody.

In February, a mentally ill adivasi man, Madhu, died after he was assaulted by a mob in Palakkad district.

The poster said that even basic ration meant for adivasis was not being distributed properly. Hence it was time to kill Vijayan.

First Published: Apr 27, 2018 17:10 IST