Abhimanyu's house ready, CM to hand over keys next week

Kerala CM to hand over keys of new house to Abhimanyu's family next week
Abhimanyu's father Manoharan and mother Bhoopathi in front of their new house.

Thodupuzha: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will hand over the keys of a new house built for the family of slain SFI activist Abhimanyu to his parents on January 14 (Monday). The house was built by the CPI(M) on land purchased by it solely for this purpose. 

Currently, Abhimanyu’s family is staying in a cramped one-room structure at their native Kottakamboor in Idukki district. He is survived by father, a farmer; mother, sister and brother.

Abhimanyu was killed allegedly by the activists of Campus Front of India in July 2018.

The new 1,256 sq ft house, near to the Kottakamboor-Kovilur road and about 500m away from the present home, has three bedrooms, one drawing room and a pooja room. It was constructed on 10 cents of land bought by the CPI(M). The total cost is around Rs 35 lakh.

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 2018.

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, leaders had said.

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