8 Year Old Boy Brutally Murdered by RSS Activist in Kerala: Fact Check

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8 Year Old Boy Brutally Murdered by RSS Activist in Kerala

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He was just 8 years old

A person injected with communal venom can do anything. They won’t even spare a child.
At Kalliyott near Kanjangad in Kasargod, an eight year old boy was killed by RSS activist Vijayan. It is a telling story of how the communal venom spitting speeches of Sanghparivar leaders can turn human beings into animals. Muhammad Fahad was hacked to death while he was on his way to school. Vijayan, after killing his neighbor’s son boasted, “I have killed a rat and left it there”.

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Brutal murder of 8 year old boy by the RSS terrorists in Kerala

Fact Check:

A disturbing story shared online purports to show a horrible murder of an eight year old boy Muhammad Fahad, who was allegedly killed by an RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) activist Vijayan. The incident that happened in Kasargod, a town in Kerala State of India, is described as an example of ‘how the communal venom spitting speeches of Sangh Parivar leaders can turn human beings into animals’. It is a fact Vijayan murdered the 8 year old boy. However, the reasons do not appear to be communal or related to RSS/Sangh Parivar activities.

Has an RSS Activist Murdered the Boy?

In July 2015, when the 8 year old boy Muhammad Fahad was going to school at Kannoth, near Kallyot in Kasargod, his neighbour Vijayan attacked him with Knife, on his head and throat. The boy, who was accompanied by his little sister and another child, died on the spot. Upon their screaming, locals rushed to the spot, chased Vijayan and caught him. They tied him to a tree and beat him before handing him over to the Bekal police who arrested him. Likewise, the video shows a Malayalam language news report of the tragic murder incident.

Actual Facts: Reasons Behind Murder

The stories say murderer Vijayan is a BJP loyalist and activist for RSS/Sangh Parivar taking part in protests. The murder of the eight year old boy appeared as a communal violence, which as a matter of fact, does not appear to be the case exactly. A senior police official mentioned Vijayan’s booking for making a bomb hoax call to a nearby railway station. Police let off Vijayan because of his mental ill health. Reports suggest he received psychiatric treatment at hospital.

The murder victim boy Mohammed Fahad was the son of Vijayan’s neighborhood couple Abbas and Ayesha, the residents of Periya Kaliyath. Police investigation into the murder revealed Vijayan nurtured a grudge against the boy’s father Abbas. Unable to target him, he chose to attack his son to settle old scores. Vijayan used to earn his livelihood by peeling coconuts, and developed a grudge against Abbas, an auto rickshaw driver. Police arrested Vijayan for hoax bomb call and sent him later for psychiatrist treatment. After release, he used to tell people Abbas tipped Police and lead to his arrest. When his photo appeared in newspapers, again Vijayan blamed Abbas saying he had provided the photo to the media. And just few days before the murder of the boy, when Vijayan’s pet cat died, he had passed the blame on Abbas and had an altercation with him.

So looks like, the mentally ill murderer Vijayan worked for RSS/Sangh Parivar earlier, taking part in protests. However, he murdered the eight year old boy Muhammad Fahad out of personal grudge he developed with the boy’s father.

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Mixture of Hoax and Facts.


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