A man from Kerala's Thrissur district was on Wednesday night beaten up by a group of allegedly drunk men for questioning them on why they harassed his daughter.
Though he was taken to the Thrissur Medical College, the doctors declared him brought dead.
50-year-old PV Ramesh and his daughter were returning to their home in Chavakkad at around 9 pm on Wednesday night, when a group of men who were allegedly drunk passed lewd comments on the daughter.
After dropping his daughter home, Ramesh is reported to have returned to question the group. They then attacked him, according to the police.
Chavakkad Sub Inspector MK Ramesh confirmed to The News Minute that the cause of death was cardiac arrest based on the post-mortem report. â€śRamesh was a heart patient and though cardiac arrest was the cause of death, the scuffle is understood to have triggered it,â€ť SI said.
Refusing to speak further on the case, he said that the attackers have been identified and a case has been filed under Section 304 of IPC.
No arrests have been made so far.
In condolence to his death, shops in the area remained closed from 3 pm to 6 pm on Thursday evening.