BJP has given a call for bandh at Mannarkkad tdaluk after violence
A day after a tribal man was allegedly beaten to death by an irate mob on charges of stealing food from a shop, police have taken two persons into custody, an investigating official said.
Several others, suspected to be part of the mob involved in the incident that took place at Attappady in Palakkad district of Kerala, are being questioned.
The area is also witnessing heightened public protests with locals demanding that all the accused in the case be arrested before the postmortem examination of the body is conducted. Meanwhile, the BJP has given a call for bandh at Mannarkkad taluk.
The 27-year-old tribal youth is said to be “not of sound mind”, according to the mother.
The man, who was living in the forest near Mukkali for some months, used to be seen wandering in the area, police said. Some television channels aired visuals purportedly showing people taking selfies with the man’s hands tied up.