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Accused surrenders in P Krishna Pillai cenotaph sabotage case

Vandalised memorial of P Krishna Pillai
Vandalised memorial of P Krishna Pillai

Thrissur: An accused in the case relating to the vandalism of the memorial of P Krishna Pillai, founder- leader of the Communist movement in Kerala, at Alappuzha, surrendered before the Investigating Officer here today.

The accused Latish B Chandran is a former personal staff of Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan. Latish surrendered before the Crime Branch Deputy Superintendent of Police Jayaraj as per the order of Alappuzha Sessions court a few days ago.

Chandran is being interrogated, police said.

Unidentified persons had on October 2013 set ablaze the memorial and vandalised the bust of Pillai, founder-secretary of the Communist Party in Kerala when it was formed in 1937.

Pillai died after being bitten by a snake on August 19, 1948 while he was hiding in a thatched hut of a farm worker at Muhamma in Alappuzha, which was later turned into a memorial.

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