Thodupuzha: The house, being built by the CPI(M) for the family of slain SFI activist Abhimanyu, has reached the final stages of construction.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would hand over the keys of the house in the last week of December or by early January, according to CPI(M) Idukki district committee.
Currently, Abhimanyu’s family consisting of his father, who is a farmer, mother, sister and brother, is staying in a cramped one-room structure at their native Kottakamboor in Idukki district.
The new 1,256 sq ft house, near to the Kottakamboor-Kovilur road and about 500m away from the present home, with three bedrooms, one drawing room and a pooja room is being constructed on 10 cents of land bought by the CPI(M). The total cost is around Rs 35 lakh.
A committee, under the chairmanship of Kottakamboor panchayat president P Ramaraj, was formed to oversee the construction activities. Efforts are on to complete works by December 20.
Abhimanyu’s sister Kausalya got married in a wedding ceremony arranged by the party on November 11.
The party also purchased 5 cents of land to build a memorial for Abhimanyu and DYFI leader Kashinathan, who was shot dead by Kottakamboor drug mafia, said Ramaraj.
Abhimanyu was stabbed and killed allegedly by Campus Front of India members on the campus of Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, following a row over graffiti early in July.