In a suspected case of moral policing in the state, a 42-year-old man was beaten to death in the wee hours ofTuesday, after he was spotted coming out of a womanâ€™s house in Malappuram district.
The deceased, identified as Nasir Hussain was beaten up by a group of five men in Mankada of Malappuram district.
Mankada SI told The News Minute that Nasir and the attackers were acquaintances and that they started questioning Nasir when they found him leaving the house of a married woman who was living alone. The accused then began to verbally abuse Nasir, following which they beat him up, leading to his death.
A case has been filed under various sections.
Though the accused has been identified, no arrests have been made so far. The police official added that the woman has been absconding since the incident.
Nasirâ€™s body has been sent to Kozhikode Medical College for post-mortem.
This is not the first time that instances of moral policing has emerged from Kerala. Recently a police inspector was held captive outside a woman's house for two hours in Kochi. Later it turned out that he had visited the family as the 21-year-old's father had invited him for dinner.
In June last year, a 42-year old man was beaten to death in Malappuram. Once again, the man was spotted next to a woman's house.
In March 2016, a case of moral policing turned political with DYFI activists locking up a Panchayat President in his room with a female party worker.
Moral police did not even spare a mother and son who were travelling on a bike in Kozhikode. A few youngsters attacked them, after chasing them on bikes in March this year.