As the dawn to dusk hartal against the police atrocity against Jishnu Pranoy's relatives affected normal life in the state, the deceased B.Tech student's mother Mahija and sister Avishna started indefinite hunger stir demanding justice. 

 

Avishna

Mahija, who is undergoing treatment at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, started hunger stir on Wednesday evening. Avishna, sister of Jishnu Pranoy, began indefinite fast on Thursday morning. "I'll continue my fast till my parents are back home," she said.

 

Speaking to Asianet News, Mahija said she will continue her fast until justice is done. "I'll carry on my stir till all the accused in the case are arrested," she said. "This is against the police," she said.

 

The statewide hartal called by the UDF and BJP is complete in the state. Offices, shops and business establishments are closed and bus and taxi services have halted. Universities in the state postponed examinations scheduled for the day. Malappuram has been exempted from the hartal in view of by-election  

 

The Pinarayi Vijayan government is under tremendous pressure over the police action as it drew flak even from the LDF constituents. The opposition has already demanded that Chief Minister should hand over Home portfolio to someone else if he was not capable of reining in the police.