Kerala tribal youth's lynching

Lester Mason
February 24, 2018

State Minister for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes A.K. Balan who hails from the same district said he will be visiting the tribal village in Agali on Sunday.

Kochi: Popular Malayalam actress Manju Warrier has condemned the mob lynching of tribal youth Madhu, pointing out that the horrendous incident highlighted the changing "landscapes" of Kerala. The public should cooperate with the police force in dealing with such crimes Loknath Behera, DGPa blot on kerala. Step will be taken to ensure that hereafter no one dares to do such things. Two people were arrested in connection with the case.

He said the inquest report showed no external injuries and finer details will be known only after the post-mortem report is received from Thrissur Medical College.Those taken into custody include K Hussein, the owner of the shop in Paakulam from which provisions were reportedly stolen.

Police said that he was often seen wandering in the area.

Expressing a similar opinion, T.M. Thomas Isaac, the state's finance minister, said, "The helplessness visible in the eyes of Madhu, and that merciless mob will haunt Kerala for long".

BJP workers staged protest in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram with a symbolic body, over death of the tribal youth. "Since the report indicated attack, eight accused will be charged with murder and other sections of the IPC", inspector general of police M R Ajith Kumar, who is heading the special investigation team, said. Once they revealed that two men have been arrested, the ambulance was allowed to proceed.


State Forest Minister P. Raju told media persons that he will look into the matter raised by Chandrika, and appropriate action would be taken against the offenders. He was staying at a rocky place and never used to visit his house as he was mentally unstable.

"Moreover, after he was beaten up, he was made to walk from inside the forest to the police station". Though he was taken to the hospital by the police, he was declared brought dead. The people then handed him over to the police.

The residents of Agali town had accused the man A Madhu, who lived in the Kadukumanna tribal hamlet, of theft. She said her son never stole anything. Shamsudheen has, however, denied any links and demanded action over the death without any political influence.

The incident sparked widespread anger in Kerala, with several notable people coming forward to register their protest.

Meanwhile, the local youth who took a selfie while Madhu was being harassed has been linked with the local MLA, N. Shamsudheen.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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