KOZHIKODE: Mukkam police slapped charges of murder attempt against the accused in the case pertaining to the alleged incident of moral policing, where a brother and sister of a family were attacked by a gang, which mistook the siblings to be lovers from different communities, near Mukkam. According to the officials, Savad Poyilil, 19, and Mirshad Pattarchola, 23, who were identified as the culprits, were booked under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.
However, the duo are still at large. Salam, hailing from Valiyaparambu near Mukkom, and his sister, were attacked by two men at Anayamkunnu Angadi, while the girl was returning home with his brother after a study class in her school, on Friday evening. Salam, who sustained injuries on his head and nose, has been admitted to a private hospital, while his sister has also sustained minor injuries. A special team headed by Thamarassery DySP Jaison K Abraham is probing the incident.
Police recorded the statements of the siblings and their friend Nurudheen, who was with the duo when they came under attack. Officials further said that the two-member gang had earlier noticed the brother picking up his sister from the school premises in the late evening. On Friday, they waited near the higher secondary school. The brother had come to the school premises to pick up the girl, who was attending a special tuition in the school in connection with the annual examination.
The gang attacked the duo with sticks, police added. Earlier, in May 2012, a youth was killed in a shocking incident of moral policing, after he was brutally manhandled by local people at Mukkam. Shaheed alias Bava, 26, from Kodiyathoor, was attacked as locals objected to an ‘immoral connection’ he had in the area.