Maoists threaten to kill Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, case registered
An officer from Pazhayannur police station near here bordering Palakkad district said the poster was stuck at a workshop. It read: "Vijayan's head will be cut off." As the police could not register a case on its own, it moved the Wadakanchery Magisterial Court. A probe has begun. 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. S.R. 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 the basic ration meant for the adivasis was not being distributed properly. Hence it was time to kill Vijayan.
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