Madhu | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Mannarkkad: The family of Madhu, the tribal youth who was lynched to death in Attapadi, has filed a complaint in the trial court seeking change of the government-appointed special public prosecutor C Rajendran. However, the court ordered that the proceedings will continue stating that it is not in its capacity to change the prosecutor appointed by the government.
Following this, Madhu’s family again filed a plea saying the hearing of witnesses should be temporarily stopped until a decision is made about the prosecutor. The court stopped the hearing on Friday and instructed that a final decision on changing the prosecutor be made before June 14. The court also directed that to prolong the hearing of witnesses further, the party has to move the High Court and the hearing will resume from June 14 otherwise.
It caused a bit of a dilemma in the court on Friday when the special public prosecutor agreed to conduct the hearing and the additional public prosecutor opined that it should not be conducted. The additional public prosecutor Rajesh M Menon said that the hearing must be extended as per the request of Madhu’s family and it will badly affect the case if the hearing of witnesses is not done in a proper way.