Tribal youth's death: HC initiates suo motu case

Moved by the brutal murder of tribal youth Madhu of Attappadi, Justice K. Surendra Mohan of the Kerala High Court has sent a letter to the Chief Justice seeking intervention of the court.

The letter states that “the incident is a blot on our society and our state as a whole and we are all forced to hang our heads in shame, that such an incident has taken place in our state that boasts of 100 per cent literacy”.

Considering the seriousness of the issue, Chief Justice Antony Dominic directed to initiate suo motu case, taking up the matter as a public interest litigation.

Justice K. Surendran Mohan expressed anguish over the gruesome incident and said it was a very disturbing state of affairs which requires correction through judicial intervention.

Madhu was beaten to death by a mob at Agali, Attappadi, allegedly for stealing a small quantity of rice.