Kerala tribal youth lynching case: High Court upholds bail cancellation of 11 accused

The trial court had cancelled the bail granted by the Kerala High Court on 20 August for allegedly influencing the witnesses. The accused had obtained bail in the case in 2018

Asian News International September 19, 2022 20:32:57 IST
Kerala tribal youth lynching case: High Court upholds bail cancellation of 11 accused

File photo of Kerala high court. PTI

Kochi: Kerala High Court on Monday upheld the order of the Special Court for SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Mannarkad cancelling the bail granted to 11 accused in the Madhu lynching case. However, the court set aside the order cancelling the bail of the 11th accused in the case.

There are 16 accused in the case. Out of this, the bail granted to 12 accused stands cancelled by the trial court.

“All appeals dismissed except that of Accused number 11,” said Justice Kauser Edappagath.

The trial court had cancelled the bail granted by the Kerala High Court on 20 August for allegedly influencing the witnesses. The accused had obtained bail in the case in 2018.

Madhu, the tribal youth was allegedly beaten to death by a mob at Attappady in Palakkad district on 22 February, 2018. He was reportedly tied up and beaten by a mob, who caught him from a nearby forest, accusing him of serial thefts.

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