The police are yet to identify the culprits and the motive behind the altercation, which led to Bibin Chandra Babu’s death.

31-year-old Kerala man assaulted by six-member group diesImage Courtesy: Asianetnews.Com
news Crime Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 18:51

The visit to his friend’s sister’s engagement in Thrissur turned tragic, as Bibin Chandra Babu was beaten up by a gang of six people on Friday. He died the next day, in the wee hours of Saturday.

A native of Poruthissery, Edakkulam near Iringalakuda in Thrissur, Bibin had visited his friend Stephin’s house for the latter’s sister’s engagement. A little later, Bibin, along with another friend Vijeesh, stepped out to buy some cigarettes.

On their way to the shop, they entered into an altercation with a group of people, who were standing near a bridge. The argument turned physical as the group started to beat up Bibin with an iron rod.

Per the statement of the witnesses, there were six people in the group, although they have not been identified yet. “We have not been able to confirm if they had any previous enmity with Bibin. However, a preliminary probe has revealed that they had an argument earlier. Instant provocation might have had led the accused to beat up the victim, to the extent that it proved fatal,” Kattoor Police Station Sub Inspector Susanth KS told TNM.

However, there are unconfirmed reports that Bibin had an altercation with the six-member group in front of a bar at Chalakkudy, the previous day of the crime.

Bibin sustained serious injuries in the attack while Vijeesh escaped with minor injuries. Bibin was initially taken to a nearby hospital and later shifted to a private hospital in Thrissur. He succumbed to injuries on Saturday.

The police have completed the inquest procedures and the body has been sent to the government medical college in Thrissur for an autopsy.

“The accused fled the place on realising the injuries were serious. They are absconding and we are in search for them,” Susanth added.

Bibin used to earn a living by working as an autorickshaw driver and other daily wage works.



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