Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday gave its nod for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the brutal attack on a school teacher on September 27 in Kollam district.
Krishna Kumar, a school teacher, was found severely injured around 10.45 pm near Kottarakara town, some 70 km from here.
Speaking to reporters here, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said there was a demand from the Left opposition that the case be handed over to the CBI.
"I got letters from Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan, former CPI (Communist Party of India) minister M Ratnakaran and Kottarakara legislator Ayisha Potti that this case be handed over to the CBI and we have done that now," said Chandy.
The injured teacher`s school is owned by Kerala Congress (Pillai) leader R Balakrishna Pillai, whose party is an ally of the Congress-led ruling government.
A medical board concluded that Kumar`s injuries might have been caused due to a vehicle hitting him.
Achuthanandan alleged that the attack was masterminded by Pillai and his minister-son KB Ganesh Kumar. Kumar and his wife are teachers in a school run by Pillai.