Palakkad, Feb 23: A tribal youth, who was roughed up by people at Attappadi on suspicion of being a robber, succumbed to injuries on Thursday.

The victim, Madhu, was caught by a mob and started questioning him over a theft case. They stripped him and tied his hands with his own bottom wear.

In the video of the incident that went viral, the 27-year-old resident of Kadakumanna can be seen being thrashed by the mob. Some people even clicked selfies with him.

Later, he was handed over to the police in a bad condition. He succumbed to his injuries in the police van.


The body of Madhu has been kept at the Government Taluk Hospital, Agali. A further probe will be initiated in the case after the autopsy report is out.