Youth thrashed by lover’s relative

Malappuram: A 22-year-old man committed suicide after being allegedly thrashed by his girlfriend’s relatives in Kottakkal area here, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, Shahir was in a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. “Her family was against the relationship and had warned Shahir to not meet the girl,” it said.

The youth was brutally beaten up by the girl’s father — Bava — and a group of other people near Kottakkal town on Sunday.

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Police said that Sahir’s brother who had arrived to rescue him was also beaten up.

Shahir who consumed poison on the spot was rushed to a hospital and died a day later, police said.

The man’s family has alleged that the injuries caused by the attack and the public humiliation were the reasons behind his death.

A case has been registered against 15 people including the girl’s father.

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