Agali : According to police, the charge sheet in connection with the death of tribal youth Madhu 30–year-old from Attappadi region, would will be filed within 2 weeks. Police have so far arrested 16 persons in connection with the murder and 8 among them have been booked for murder charges.
The murder charges were filed against those who had assaulted Madhu in a cave at he Mukali- Pottikal forest region and at the Mukali junction. The arrested were Mukali Mecheri Hussain, Kilayil Maraikkar, pothuvacholayil Shamsudhin, Thazhusheriyil Radhakrishnan, Viruthi Najeev, Mannambatti Jaijumon, KariKallil Siddhiquea and Pothuvachola Abubacker. Mecheri Hussain had hit Madhu very hard on his chest with his foot and that was one of the cause for his death. He has been charged with murder. Police said the others have all assaulted Madhu brutally. The remaining have captured the video of the attack and accompanied the gang . But police say the SC/ST Act will be applied against them and also for illegal entry into forest areas.
The 5 mobile phones which was used to capture the assault have been seized and sent for scientific examination. The results of the test will be out within a week. Only after getting the result, the charge sheet will be filed in the case, police said. The police have recorded the statement of 70 people in connection with the case.