Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old youth died after he was severely beaten up with sticks in broad daylight by a four-member gang at Vakkom in the district today, police said.
The youth died this afternoon at the Medical College Hospital here after he was thrashed by the gang with sticks near a railway level crossing over a trivial issue yesterday, Rural Superintendent of police Shefeen Ahamed K said.
A WhatsApp video footage aired by a television channel this evening showed the victim, riding a scooter, being pulled down and attacked by the gang members with sticks.
The four accused, who are absconding, have been identified as hailing from Vakkom and police has formed a special team to nab the culprits, he said.
The victim had reportedly made certain remarks against the father of one of the gang members which infuriated them, police added.