Thiruvananthapuram: SFI unit president Shivaranjith had stabbed me in the conflict that broke out in the university college campus. This was revealed by Akhil in a statement given to the probe team. Another unit secretary Nazeem, who was also named in the accused list, had held Akhil’s hands while he was stabbed. This was also revealed by Akhil to the interrogation team.
Akhil told the probe team that both did not pay heed to the SFI college unit committee’s rules and regulations. The members of the committee were against them. Both had told Akhil that he must not sing on the campus and must attend class. As Akhil failed to obey their request, it concluded in a clash.
As per witness statements, the accused had reached the campus and entered into an altercation only to kill Akhil. They had first tried to kill SFI activist Akhil’s friend. When Akhil tried to run away, he was held and then stabbed, the FIR stated.