MALAPPURAM: A 32-year-old man, who had converted to Islam six months ago, was brutally hacked to
death at Farook Nagar in Kodinhi, here, in the wee hours on Saturday.
Faisal P, alias Aneesh Kumar, son of Ananthan Nair, of Kodinhi, was found dead by the roadside at about 4 am by local residents. An auto rickshaw, which he had used for his transportation, was found abandoned by the dead body.
According to the neighbors, Faisal had received threats even from his family members after he accepted Islam.
Faisal had his scalp almost slit open possibly by sharp-edged weapon and his entrails pulled out by the attackers.
The police said that he had converted to Islam about six months ago while he was working
in Gulf as a driver. Faisal, who is fondly known as Unni, returned home only four months ago after working in Gulf for a year.
His wife, who has embraced Islam recently, has been attending classes at Mounathul Islamic Sabha at Ponnani. The couple has three children going to Islamic Education Centre (IEC) High School at Kodinhi.
A forensic team from Thrissur, dog squad and a team of fingerprint experts visited the site.