Mob beats tribal youth to death in Kerala, selfie goes viral

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selfie_attapadyIn yet another alleged case of lynching, a tribal youth was said to be beaten to death by a mob in the forest area of Kerala’s Palakkad district.

Not only this,  a man’s selfie with the tribal youth, whose hands are tied up and who later died after being allegedly beaten up by the mob, has also gone viral on the social media.

The police have identified the youth as a 27-year-old Madhu .

According to reports, the tribal youth used to live in a forest and would steal rice and other food items from shops in the area. In 2016, a case of theft was also been lodged against him.

After beating Madhu, people handed  him to the police. He was then taken to the primary healthcare centre in Agali. where he was declared ‘brought dead’ by the doctors.

“A case under section 174 CrPC against unknown persons has been filed. Arrests have not been made yet. The post-mortem examination of the body will be conducted at the Thrissur Medical College and the report will reveal more about his injuries,” said a police official.