Chargesheet filed in case of lynching tribal

A chargesheet has been filed in the case relating to lynching of a tribal at Attapady in the district in February this year, police said today.

All the 16 persons arrested in connection with the case have been charged with various offences, including murder, they said.

The 440-page chargesheet was filed yesterday before the special court for crime against Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes at Mannarkad in the district.

Twenty seven-year-old Madhu was lynched on February 23 after a mob accused him of stealing food items from a shop.

The incident had triggered widespread condemnation and protest from different quarters.

The post-mortem report had revealed that Madhu was beaten up and two of his ribs were broken in the attack.

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