Former radio jockey Rasikan Rajesh hacked to death in Thiruvananthapuram

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His friend who was also attacked is being treated in the hospital.

A popular Keralite radio jockey was hacked to death in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Preliminary reports said four armed men arrived at the studio in a vehicle and attacked Rajesh and his friend, Kuttan, who had returned after a late night stage event. He was also a mimic artiste and a folk singer.

According to the police, the murder took place at around 2am at Metro Studio, a sound recording studio owned by Rajesh.

Soon after the attack, the locals alerted the police. The assailants escaped immediately after the local residents rushed the spot hearing the commotion. Before joining RED FM in the Trivandrum station, the RJ was with Voice of Kerala.

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The police said it was too early to affix a motive for the murder and is investigating all angles of the case. Rajesh succumbed to his injuries at hospital in Parippally, while Kuttan is undergoing treatment Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital.

According to reports, Rajesh has recently returned from overseas and joined a mimicry troupe. The police have begun an investigation in the case.

Rasikan Rajesh is survived by his wife and a son.

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