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India: In Kerala, Moral vigilantes abduct and assault youth

Thursday 6 April 2017, by siawi3

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2017/apr/06/moral-vigilantes-abduct-and-assault-youth-1590414.html

Kerala
Moral vigilantes abduct and assault youth

By Express News Service

Published: 06th April 2017 01:57 AM |
Last Updated: 06th April 2017 04:43 AM

KANNUR: In yet another act of moral policing, a Scheduled Tribe student was abducted and beaten up by a five-member gang for speaking to a Muslim girl at Taliparamba.

On Wednesday, three suspects were taken into custody, a day after 19-year-old Laljith of Alakode was abducted and assaulted.

The first year History UG student of Sir Syed college in Taliparamba had been absent from class for a few days. He met his friend and college mate at the bus stop near Manna.

While they were talking, a five-member gang—Thahr of Moideenpalli, Thahr of Farooq Nagar, Majeed of Alakulam and two others—accosted them.

They questioned him for talking to the girl and left only to return with a car. They pulled him into the vehicle and took him to a ground near Alakulam where Laljith was assaulted with sticks. They wanted to know why he had spoken with a Muslim girl.