He had no enemies, was killed for opposing religious conversion: the family of Hindu activist Ramalingam

The wife of murdered Tamil Nadu Hindu activist Ramalingam has said that he had no enemies and was killed only because he protested against religious conversion. Echoing similar views, Ramalingam’s son said that accused Riazuddin was the last person to see his father.

Ramalingam’s son demanded strongest of punishment against the perpetrators of the crime. Ramalingam was found dead in the early hours of Wednesday. He was hacked to death by a group of miscreants when he was returning home.

Hours before his murder, Ramalingam was seen arguing with a group of Muslims in some videos that went viral on social media. According to reports, Ramalingam protested against some Muslims who were allegedly planning to conduct religious conversions in a Dalit dominated village.

Till now, around five people including a Popular Front of India (PFI) functionary have been arrested in relation to the murder of Ramalingam.

Meanwhile, another twitter user has shared a collection of Ramalingam’s Facebook posts. From his views and posts, it becomes clear that he was a kind of person who respected all faiths and religions.


Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) founder S Ramadoss has condemned the murder and urged the Tamil Nadu government to sanction Rs 1 crore as compensation to Ramalingam’s family. “Ramalingam was hacked to death because he opposed religious conversion. Those responsible for his murder should be arrested and severely punished,” he said in a statement.