Kerala twin murder: Congress in back foot as DYFI releases audio linking party MP to accused in case

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Prakash denied the allegations and said that he has no links with the accused in the case and no accused in the case called him

The Congress in Kerala is on the defensive mode in connection with the brutal murders of two DYFI workers in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday night after CPM’s youth wing on Tuesday released an audio clip allegedly linking Congress’ Attingal Lok Sabha member Adoor Prakash to an accused in the murder case.

Prakash denied the allegations and said that he has no links with the accused in the case and no accused in the case called him. 

Two Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) workers namely Midhilaj (30) and Muhammed Haq (24) were hacked to death were allegedly hacked to death at Venjaramoodu near Thiruvananthapuram late on Sunday night.

As many as eight persons including  a woman have been arrested in connection with the case so far. Shajith, who is an accused in the double murder case, is also an accused in another murder attempt case involving a DYFI worker Faisal.

On Tuesday morning, state Industries Minister EP Jayarajan alleged that the accused in the murders have links with Prakash. Jayarajan demanded an inquiry into the MP's role in the murder case and alleged that the accused called Prakash on his phone soon after the murder.

Soon after the minister leveled allegations against the Congress MP, the DYFI released the audio.

Prakash denied the allegations and challenged Jayarajan to prove the charges against him. Prakash said that he did not call the police station except for reasonable matters and alleged that the LDF government wsa trying to derail the investigation.

The police on Tuesday recorded the arrest of two more persons in this case identified as Ansar and Unni, who are directly involved in the double murder case. Four accused arrested in the case are reportedly Congress activists.

On Tuesday morning Kerala PCC president Mullappally Ramachandran said that what happened in Thiruvananthapuram was a gang war by two rival groups and ruled out any role of Congress in it. He also said that it is not the Congress’ nature to nurture criminal gangs.

Ramachandran said the CPM was trying to celebrate the murder. As per the information he had received from the Thiruvananthapuram DCC, no Congress worker was involved in the murder, the Congress leader said.

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