In a shocking turn of events, Gireesh Babu, a prominent social activist celebrated for his tireless advocacy for the Right To Information (RTI) cause in Kerala, was discovered deceased at his residence in Kalamassery. The 45-year-old activist, who had been undergoing medical treatment, was found unresponsive by his wife on Monday morning, leading to an immediate registration of an unnatural death case by local authorities. While initial reports suggest a possible heart attack, a comprehensive investigation is currently underway to unravel the circumstances surrounding his untimely demise.
Gireesh Babu gained recognition for his unwavering pursuit of justice in various high-profile corruption cases within the state, notably including the Palarivattom flyover scandal, flood fund scam, money laundering probes, and suspicions surrounding financial transactions involving Veena Vijayan. Additionally, he had initiated a significant Public Interest Litigation case against the former Managing Director of CIAL, VJ Kurian, alleging deception of permanent workers by withholding shares under the company’s employee stock ownership scheme. The verdict in this case had gone against VJ Kurian, with an ongoing legal battle challenging the ruling. Gireesh Babu’s sudden and mysterious death has sent shockwaves throughout Kerala, and the ongoing investigation aims to shed light on any potential connections to his ongoing legal battles. The Kerala community mourns the loss of a fearless activist dedicated to transparency and accountability, awaiting answers as the investigation continues to unfold.
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