Man Tied Up And Assaulted While Selfies Were Taken In Kerala Village

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Man Tied Up And Assaulted While Selfies Were Taken In Kerala Village

The police say the man, a vagrant who lived in the forests near the village, used to steal from local shops to survive. He was believed to be mentally unstable.

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Highlights

  1. The man was tied up, attacked, allegedly after being caught shop-lifting
  2. Some people took selfies with the man during the mob attack by locals
  3. The man was believed to be mentally unstable

In a display of depravity, people at Attappadi village in Kerala’s Palakkad district took selfies with a man they tied up and attacked, allegedly after he was caught shop-lifting. The 27-year-old man died while being taken to hospital by the police.

The police say the man, a vagrant who lived in the forests near the village, used to steal from local shops to survive. He was believed to be mentally unstable.

On Thursday, some local people allegedly tracked him down, tied him up and tortured him for hours. Some took selfies during the mob attack. Police sources say that they suspect the man was thrashed.

 

Some locals also took selfies with the man who was beaten up during the mob attack


Someone called the police around afternoon. When the man was being taken away by the police, he vomited and collapsed. By the time he was taken to hospital around 5 pm, he was dead.

Police sources say a case of unnatural death has been registered for now. No one has been named even though they have been identified. “Once a post-mortem report establishes how he died, we will take further action,” said an officer.

 “More than seven accused have been identified. We’re awaiting the details of the accused to come and will take action against them once they come,” said Prateesh Kumar, Palakkad’s police chief.

This is the third mob attack reported in Kerala in the past few weeks.

Last month, a mentally ill woman was beaten and tortured by three women in front of a crowd in Pallipuram. Her feet were burnt with an iron ladle. When a mobile video of the assault was circulated on social media, the police filed a case against the women.

Earlier this month, a transgender person was harassed and stripped by a mob in Thiruvananthapuram.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from a Hindustan Times)

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