Video: 27-year-old man beaten to death in Kerala, CM Vijayan calls it 'blot on progressive society'

The victim, identified as Madhu, was severely beaten with sticks and was handed over to the police. The mob also shot videos and clicked selfies of the brutal incident. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 23, 2018, 11.33 AM (IST)

A 27-year-old man in Kerala's Palakkad district was beaten to death by a mob after complaints of alleged stealing.

The mob also shot videos and clicked selfies of the brutal incident, which has gone viral on social media. 

The mob also shot videos and clicked selfies of the brutal incident. (WION)

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The victim, identified as Madhu, was allegedly beaten with sticks and was handed over to the police.

According to reports, the man was an accused of theft in 2016 and was infamous for stealing rice and other food items from shops. (WION)

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The police took him to the hospital after his health deteriorated but the doctors declared him dead on arrival. 

According to reports, the man was accused of theft in 2016 and was reportedly infamous for stealing rice and other food items from shops.

However, a report quoted the mother of the 27-year-old deceased saying that Madhu was not a thief, instead, he was of "unsound mind". 

The police have registered an FIR under section 174 CrPC against unknown people.

They have also launched an investigation into the matter. The police will also conduct the postmortem of the body. 

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan also reacted to the incident saying "This heinous act is a blot on Kerala’s progressive society". He also added that two suspects were in police custody.