Hartal in Kerala today after police manhandle Jishnu Prannoy's mother

Posted April 08, 2017

Even while the college chairman where Prannoy studied is now out on bail, the mother is of the firm opinion that the police has not done a clean job in going ahead with the case in the manner in which it should have been done.

She has blamed the college's Chairman Krishnadas and some others, all of whom are now out on bail, for her son's death.

The ageing mother of Shahjahan - a retired scientist of the Rubber Board - told the media here that her son was being harassed by Vijayan as he had filed a petition against the Chief Minister in the SNC Lavalin case.

April 6: The Congress led-United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have called for a "Bandh" on Thursday to protest against the manhandling and arrest of Jishnu Pranoy's mother.

While the brazen attitude of the Kerala police was out on display at the state's capital Thiruvananthapuram, Arya was at her home in Kozhikode's Nadapuram. Accordingly, Jishnu's parents Ashokan and Mahija and over 10 relatives assembled to launch the protest around 10 am.

The family had submitted a representation to the Chief Minister, seeking action against the police personnel in Thrissur district who, they alleged, had tried to shield the college management and staff by destroying evidence.

Various youth organisations and women's outfits took out marches and protested across the state.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's stance that he will not visit Mahija has further fuelled the controversy. "It can't be viewed as accidental that the protest was organised on the same day when the state was celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first democratically elected government", the statement adds. Though Mahija sought action against all the policemen who resorted to violence near the DGP office, Surendran said appropriate measures would be taken once the report of the IG was received.

"This should not have happened".

Former state Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran said what happened on Wednesday "is a shame for Kerala". They were arrested when they reached the DGP office yesterday along with the family members of Jishnu Pranoy.

"I am a law enforcement officer, I have given orders to IGP to enquire and file a report by this evening", he said. But six "outsiders" who infiltrated with an intention to create trouble will stay behind bars.