Kerala moral policing victim found hanging outside his house in Kollam

The man believed to be in his early 20s, and his woman friend on February 14, were harassed by 5 men near a beach in Kollam on Valentine's Day.

Kerala moral policing victim found hanging outside his house in Kollam

A youth, who was attacked, filmed and shared the video on social media by moral vigilantes on February 14, was found hanging outside his home in Kerala's Palakkad district on Thursday.




According to media reports, a suicide note has also been recovered from the site, in which he mentioned that he took the extreme step to kill himself because of the harassment on Valentine's Day.



The man, believed for be in his early 20s, and his woman friend on February 14, were harassed by 5 men near a beach in Kollam.

Police official, according to NDTV report, said the accused videotaped the couple asking the woman obscene and humiliating questions and later circulated the video on social media sites.

The report said the couple had a nearby bushy area so the woman could relieve herself since there are no public toilets on the beach.

During which, the 5 men tried to assault her and when the man stepped in to defend her, he was attacked. The couple were then filmed and threatened. After the couple complained to the police, the men were arrested.

Earlier, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had taken a strong note of the incident and asked the state police chief to take strict action on incidents of moral policing incidents. "Such criminal activities will not be tolerated in Kerala," Vijayan had warned.