Expressing concern over the lynching of a tribal in Kerala Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said there was a need to guard against growing intolerance in the society.
‘I am deeply disturbed by the savage and cruel lynching of a tribal in Kerala yesterday, captured on camera. We must guard against growing intolerance in our society and speak out in one voice to condemn these acts of mindless violence,’ Gandhi said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Ten people were taken into police custody on Saturday in connection with the murder of an adivasi man in Attapaddy, Kerala a day earlier. The residents of Agali town had accused the man A Madhu, who lived in the Kadukumanna tribal hamlet, of theft of rice and groceries. They beat him brutally before handing him over to the police. Madhu died on the way to the hospital.