Man Beaten to Death for Leaving Woman’s House During Wee Hours

The accused have been identified but no arrests have been made so far.

Published28 Jun 2016, 03:13 PM IST
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In a suspected case of moral policing in the state, a 42-year-old man was beaten to death in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, after he was spotted coming out of a woman’s house in Malappuram district in Kerala.

The deceased, identified as Nasir Hussain, was beaten up by a group of five men in Mankada, Malappuram district.

Mankada Senior Inspector told The News Minute that Nasir and the attackers were acquaintances. Nasir’s ‘acquaintances’ questioned him when they found him leaving the house of a married woman who was living alone. They then began to verbally abuse Nasir and beat him up, until he succumbed to his injuries.

A case has been filed under various sections.

Though the accused have been identified, no arrests have been made so far. The police official added that the woman has been absconding since the incident.

Nasir’s body has been sent to Kozhikode Medical College for post-mortem.

This is not the first time that Kerala has fallen prey to moral policing. Recently, a police inspector was held captive outside a woman’s house for two hours in Kochi. The police inspector had visited the family as the 21-year-old’s father had invited him for dinner.

In June last year, a 42-year old man was beaten to death in Malappuram. Once again, the man was spotted next to a woman’s house.

In March 2016, in a case in which moral policing turned political, DYFI activists locked up a Panchayat President in his room with a female party worker.

The moral police did not even spare a mother and son who were travelling on a bike in Kozhikode. A few youngsters attacked them, after chasing them on bikes in March, earlier this year.

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