Following the entry of Kanakadurga and Bindu, two women under the age of 50 in the Sabarimala shrine, Kerala has been witnessing a riot-like situation with protests, rallies and agitations carried out everywhere in the state. On January 2, 2018, CPI(M) workers pelted stones at an Ayyappa Seva Samithi rally and many people got injured.
Chandran Unnithan, a 55-year-old man was one among the Ayyappa Karma Samiti workers who was seriously injured, and despite efforts to save his life at the Believers hospital, he died on Wednesday night.
On January 03, 2019, honorable Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan conducted a press conference and claimed that Chandran Unnithan has died of a heart attack. It should be noted that Pinarayi Vijayan made these statements even before the post-mortem report was released by the hospital authorities.
The claims made by Pinarayi Vijayan soon went viral on online spaces, and many left supporters argued that BJP is intentionally framing Chandran Unnithan as a martyr.
However, things took an unexpected turn when leading Malayalam media outlets released some crucial points from the post-mortem report. As per the news report by News Minute, the post-mortem report indicates that Chandran Unnithan had suffered major head injuries, while Mathrubhumi reported that he suffered these serious wounds due to stone pelting from CPI(M) workers. See the videos: