PALAKKAD: As many as three people were arrested in a ‘moral policing incident’ in Palakkad that claimed the life of a 55-year-old man on Sunday 11.30 pm.
The arrested have been identified as Shaju alias Kannan, 27, son of Unnikrishnan from Acherippady near Eravathra in Kulukkalloor, Rajesh alias Raju, 20, son of Ramachandran from Angadikunnathu in Mulayankavu and Kunjappa alias Saidalavi, 43, of Kunnathu House near Eravathra in Kulukkalloor.
The investigating officer C Vijayakumar, CI of Cherpulassery Police Station, told ‘Express’ that as many as 11 identifiable people are involved in this case and all the remaining accused will be arrested soon.
The arrested have been taken to various places to collect evidence and to get hints on absconding accused.
“Prabhakaran had been living with his family in Mulayankavu. On Sunday late in the evening five of the accused stopped him on his way back home after work. He was questioned over his alleged relationship with a 45-year-old widow who lives at Eravathra in Kulukkalloor, a neighbouring village”, said Vijayakumar.
This widow’s husband died few years ago and she lives with her 16-year-old daughter.
“Prabhakaran denied the allegation levelled against him by the accused and the accused took him to an isolated place at Angadikunnathu.
He was threatened to admit the allegation and was later taken to widow’s house and both of them were questioned about their relationship. Both denied the allegation but all of a sudden the accused started beating Prabhakaran to admit the allegation.
Prabhakaran collapsed and died at the spot,” added CI.
He was later taken to a hospital but couldn’t save his life. The body of Prabhakaran has been sent to his relatives after the post mortem examination at Thrissur Medical College Hospital.
Cherpulassery police has registered a case against a group of identifiable persons under Sections 143, 147, 342, 302, 349 of IPC.
Prabhakaran is a daily wage worker and he is survived by his wife Prema Kumari, son Praveen, daughters Praseeda and Prajitha and son-in-law Santhosh.