ATTINGAL: In a shocking incident, a youth was brutally beaten to death by a four-member gang at Attingal Vakkam in broad daylight on Sunday.
The dead has been identified as Vakkam Manacaud native Shabeer (23). The incident happened near Vakkam level cross at around 5:30 in the evening. The gang who came on bikes waylaid Shabeer and his friend Unnikrishnan and beat them using wooden log. The incident came to light after TV channels started flashing the visuals of the attack on Monday evening.
It is believed that past rivalry in connection with some temple festival in the locality could be the reason behind the killing. In the name of certain verbal duel during the festival time, Shabeer’s four friends had allegedly attacked four persons’ houses. The police said these four persons could be behind Sunday’s attack
Shabeer who was severely injured in the incident was admitted in the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College yesterday but he succumbed to the injuries around 2 pm on Monday.
Unnikrishnan who was with him is under treatment. Kadakkavoor police said they had identified the culprits. The arrest is yet to happen.