Case fabricated to stop me from contesting in SNDP election: Vellappally on abetment charge

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Alappuzha: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan said on Thursday that he had no involvement in the murder of the organisation’s local leader KK Mahesan. He said it was already found that Mahesan died by suicide after being caught in financial frauds.

Talking to the media, Natesan said the order was obtained by misleading the court. He added that the case was fabricated to stop him and his son Thushar Vellappally from contesting in the upcoming SNDP Yogam election.

A magistrate court here on Wednesday ordered to charge Natesan, Thushar and and KL Ashokan, aide to Natesan, in the case pertaining to the suicide of Mahesan, former Kanichukulangara union secretary of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam.

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“What torture did I cause? The suicide note said that he was ending his life as he did not want to get caught by the police,” Natesan said.

“People know who Mahesan was. So they won’t believe the accusations against me,” Natesan added.

The SNDP Yogam leader said he had demanded a CBI investigation into the matter.

Following the court order, police on Thursday slapped abetment charges on the trio. Sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 306 (abetment of suicide), 120(B) (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) are invoked. The court gave the directive to the Special Investigation Team probing the case in a plea filed by Mahesan's wife alleging that mental harassment by Natesan and others was the reason for her husband's death.

The FIR states that the three of them conspired to make Mahesan an accused in the microfinancing case and mentally tortured him by influencing the Crime Branch to question him constantly.

Mahesan, who was an aide of Natesan and Kanichukulangara Union secretary of the SNDP Yogam, was found dead in June 2020 at the union office.

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