Just a day after the news surfaced that all four accused in the Hyderabad vet rape and murder case have been shot down in a police encounter, a Kerala man who had been acquitted by the court in the Walayar sisters' death case, was on Saturday attacked and left on the road.
According to Walayar police officers, M Madhu (Kutty Madhu) was found to be lying on the road after he was attacked by a group of unidentified persons.
Following the death of the four accused in the Hyderabad vet case on Friday, many, including celebrities, had welcomed the police's action and claimed that the accused had gotten the punishment that they deserved. However, several also condemned the incident and said that the accused must have faced a fair trial and should have been convicted by a court if found guilty.
It was in 2017 that two sisters - a 13-year-old and a nine-year-old - were found dead in a similar fashion within a gap of two months. Though five persons, including the relatives of the children, were accused in the case, they were acquitted by the Special POCSO Court earlier this year. The acquittal of the accused, including M Madhu, had created huge outrage in Kerala. Despite the family of the deceased girls stating that they had witnessed the children being abused by prime accused M Madhu and V Madhu, they were acquitted as the investigating officers had failed to produce enough evidence.
Kutty Madhu, who was found to be lying on the road in Walayar on Saturday morning, was taken to the Palakkad district hospital by the police.
āWe got information that the man was lying on the road after being thrashed by someone at around 11.30 am on Saturday. The officers are presently taking further statements about the incident from him,ā an official in Walayar police station told TNM.
The incident in Hyderabad was widely discussed in Kerala, just like in other parts of the country. Following the encounter, one could even see the public showering flowers on the police officers as a mark of their gratitude for āimplementing justiceā.
It is being speculated that the Walayar incident could have been triggered by what happened on Friday in Hyderabad. However, the Kerala police is probing for more details about the attack on Kutty Madhu.