Kasaragod: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has denied the allegations raised by Manju, wife of Peethambaran, the convict in the Periya double murders case.
Stating that the party had no involvement in the double murder, Kodiyeri said Manju made her remarks out of despair. Kodiyeri was responding to the allegations made by Manju that her husband Peethambaran was not involved in the case but took up the responsibility for somebody else.
In response, Kodiyeri said that, “As a husband, Peethambaran might have told Manju that he killed the duo as told by the party. However, the CPM had not taken such a decision. They normally do such things saying that it was the party’s decision. Those who do such things think that they are the party. But they are wrong, CPM had no such decisions. This was clearly stated by the local area and district committees.”
“The family of Peethambaran might have understood that the murders were executed as per party decision. But the party has no role in creating such understanding among them. Peethambaran’s family must be in grief seeing his involvement in the case. Manju’s remarks were out of that despair and it should not be given any importance other than that of an emotional opinion,” Kodiyeri added.
On Tuesday Peethambaran, a CPM local area committee member, was arrested in connection with the murder of Youth Congress activists Sarath Lal and Kripesh in Kasaragod. However, Peethambaran’s wife Manju had stated that he had no role in the murder but took up the responsibility for somebody else.