In a shocking incident that happened on last Saturday in Kerala, a 23 year old youth was beaten to death in broad day light.
The victim was identified as Shabeer, a native of Vakkam near Attingal in Thiruvananthapuram.
Footage taken by a passerby shows that a four-member gang waylaid Shabeer and his friend Unnikrishnan, who were riding a two-wheeler. The assailants dragged Shabeer a little way along the road and started thrashing him with sticks and a bat, though a voice can be heard saying, “Poor man, leave him,” the others disagree and go on attacking Shabeer.
The seriously injured youth was abandoned on the road. He was later taken to a hospital by local people after the gang fled the scene. However Shabeer succumbed to injuries around 1.55 pm on Monday.
The Thiruvananthapuram police identified the prime accused as Santosh and say that previous rivarly was suspected behind the murder. “A search is on to trace the culprits. We expect to nab them within two days. The culprits were earlier involved in the several criminal cases”, said a police officer.