Kerala orders CBI probe into attack on teacher

The Kerala government on Wednesday gave its nod for a CBI probe into the brutal attack on a school teacher on September 27 in Kollam district.

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.

IANS

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