Kannur: Leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala have assured the widow of Nigeria-based NRI businessman Sajan Parayil that action will be taken against those responsible for her husband's suicide. Sajan Parayil, 49, was found hanging from the roof of his home in Kannur on Tuesday, after a state-of-the-art convention centre that he built by investing Rs 16 crore failed to get clearance from the district's Anthoor Municipality.
The expatriate businessman's wife Beena blamed Anthoor Municipality chairperson P.K. Shyamala for his suicide. Shyamala is the wife of CPI-M's central committee member and former legislator M.V. Govindan. And the tragedy has become a major embarrassment for Kerala's ruling CPI-M as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been travelling the world and asking Malayalis based there to invest in the state. Taking suo moto congnisance of the suicide, the Kerala High Court on Friday asked the state government to investigate the reasons behind it.