Thiruvananthapuram: An image of a severed head of a cat has gone viral on Twitter.

On October 26, in Kerala, cops arrested more than 2,061 devotees, who had been protesting against the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala. An identified face in the lookout notice was that of Gokuldas of Mangalapuram, Attingal in Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala.

Gokul was not at home when the cops accompanied by a group of CPI(M) workers arrived, say sources. They beheaded his cat and left the severed head behind as a stern message against his show of solidarity with the devotees of Lord Ayyappa.

While news websites and channels gave the story a miss, that did not stop social media users from reporting the inhuman act. MyNation is the first to track this on Twitter, while Kerala Police have not issued an official statement on the incident. Detractors of the Sangh Parivar allege that this photograph of the cat is morphed. 

Many have expressed shock and outrage at the crime allegedly committed by some CPI(M) workers in collusion with the police. The CPI(M)-led LDF government has been facing the wrath of many devotees, thanks to Vijayan's stern orders of implementing the verdict of the apex court.


According to some netizens, Gokul is an Akhil Bharathiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) worker. And they allege that goons of the ruling party attacked his residence at Mangalapuram, Attingal.

A Twitter user mentioned Kerala's literacy rate (that stands at 93.91%) to highlight the irony of the situation: Does education really make us human?