Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Conference expressed their disappointment over the death of Madhu, a 30-yr old tribal man from Kerala’s Attapadi region who was beaten to death by a mob claiming him as a thief. KCBC openly protested against this evil incident which took a life and urged the government to take an exemplary action against the brutal criminals in this case.

As reported by, KCBC President His Excellency Archbishop Soosa Pakiam of Thiruvananthapuram remarked that “In a state like Kerala that claims to have achieved  the highest literacy in the country witnessed this most cruel act of murder which melted the hearts of many and it is an unforgivable and really a cruel act.” Further, His Grace added, “The problems faced by the tribal people in Attapadi have always been a concern for the government since ages. Such kinds of brutal acts of murder can never be justified in any way. If Madhu had stolen anything, that was to feed his hunger and in this how can he be claimed as a thief! And if at all, he was a thief, the public have no rights to kill a person.”

30-year-old Madhu, a tribal man from Attappadi, was severely beaten up on Thursday evening by the mob that accused him of having robbed food items including rice. Although the mob later called the local police, Madhu vomited and fell unconscious while he was being taken to the police station. He was declared brought dead by the doctors.