Com Kochaniyan was the son of Sri RV Kandankuty and KK Ammini. He was from Trissur Kerala. Com Kochaniyan along with other SFI friends asked the organizing committee for volunteer badges during the Inter Zone Youth Festival of Calicut University that was being conducted on 29th February 1992. The hired criminals brought by the KSU sprang upon them and killed Kochaniyan on the spot on 29th February 1992. All this happened in the presence of Police. He was working as the secretary of Kuttanellor Govt. College Unit, President of Ollur Area Committee and Member of the District Committee while murdered.