Madhu Walked To Death Before My Eyes; Anand

Madhu, a 30-year-old tribal man from Kerala's Attapadi region collapsed and died inside a police jeep as he was being taken to a Government Tribal Specialty Hospital at Kottathara. Madhu had been handed over to the police by a mob that had attacked him, accusing him of theft.

Madhu Walked To Death Before My Eyes; Anand

Anand, an employee at a Bakery shop in Mukkali, was the one who gave a glass of water and a small banana to the adivasi youth Madhu who was killed in mob lynching at Attapadi, Kerala. This fruit given by Anandan was the only food found in Madhu's stomach in postmortem, proving the guy was starving all the day he was killed. Anandan brought the fruit and water to Madhu while he was brought from the forest out to Mukkali, the village nearby. Anandan is a worker to Srirag bakery in Mukkalli.

The bakery worker states that he had found Madhu beaten by the mob brutally at the time of the incident. "When he asked for water, the mob flocked it to his head and nose, relishing the view of a man begging helpless. Madhu was caught by the mob from his cave the same day he was killed, and was bought to Mukkali around 2.15 in the noon. He was tied joined hands with a lungi with his shirt torn and was corteged through the muddy paths for a long while"- Anand says.

Anandan was busy with the bakery while he heard that a thief was caught and was taken to the police. Anandan came out of the shop and it was then he heard Madhu asking water while he was being knock block off. As asked by someone from the crowd, Anandan brought a glass of lime juice and banana which he handed over to madhu, who drank it haste.

"After finishing the juice, the glass was handed over back to me by Madhu. He ate that banana too. Soon the police jeep came and I saw the procession angled to the vehicle. I got back into the shop. Doesn't know how long the jeep stayed there. I did not notice the incident further as I had much work in the shop after then. Later I heard that Madhu collapsed inside the jeep and was dead " Anand responded to Narada News. The people in the mob were all locals of Agali, many were arrested , but the corporal culprits are still safe out the net." responded a locale insisting not to reveal his identity. Same speculations were disposed by many others. But they declined their name being revealed, as they fear that the same fate Madhu had might replay on them too.

Madhu, a 30-year-old tribal man from Kerala's Attapadi region collapsed and died inside a police jeep as he was being taken to a Government Tribal Specialty Hospital at Kottathara. Madhu had been handed over to the police by a mob that had attacked him, accusing him of theft.

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