Palakkad: Sarasu, sister of Madhu, the tribal youth who was lynched to death by an angry mob in Attapadi, alleged that the accused are trying to sabotage the case by influencing the key witness in the case. The family told Mathrubhumi News that they suspect there is political pressure to settle the case.
She also pointed out the key witness in the case was offered Rs 2 lakh to withdraw from the case. She also said that there was an attempt of attack on the family.
Meantime, a new special prosecutor will be appointed in the case. The Director-General of Prosecution informed that the prosecutor will be appointed after considering the interest of Madhu's family as well. Madhu's relatives will be asked to suggest the names of three advocates.
The Mannarkkad SC/ST court on Tuesday had questioned the repeated absence of the special public prosecutor in the case. No one was present on Madhu’s side when the court heard the case on Tuesday. The court raised the question during the online sitting of the case. The case was adjourned till March 26. The response from the Director-General of Prosecutions has come following this.
30-year-old Madhu, a tribal youth, was lynched to death by an angry mob on February 22, 2018. A special public prosecutor was appointed for the case initially, but he resigned later citing lack of facilities.