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Adivasi man death case: Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to family

By Chennabasaveshwar

Kerala government announced Rs 10 Lakh ex-gratia to the family of the tribal youth who died after being beaten up by a mob in Palakkad's Attappadi on Thursday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condemned the incident and said that he has instructed the State Police Chief to take strict action against the culprits.

Adivasi man death case: Kerala govt announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to family

In a shocking incident, a 27-year old Adivasi was allegedly hacked to death by a mob who say that he had stolen eatables and food packets. Two people were arrested in connection with the case.

Meanwhile, postmortem report confirmed that he died of the trauma caused by the torture, it also confirmed he was beaten up and had internal injuries and injuries to his head and back.

Adivasi man, Madhu, belonging to an Adivasi community called 'Muduga' in Attappady forest range in Palakkad district. According to reports, the mob questioned him for hours and tied his hands and one of them even took a selfie with Madhu before he was thrashed brutally.

The mob handed over Madhu to cops and he died while he was being taken to the hospital in Agaly Palakkad on Thursday evening. Madhu had informed the cops that he was assaulted by the mob. Police have registered the case.

Muduga tribes mainly habitat in the Attappady valley south of the Nilgiris in Palakkad district.

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