Kottakkal: “They thrashed my Nani in front of me. Everybody just stood there and watched. Nobody came forward to help us,” Shaheer’s mother Shailaja said without being able to complete her words. “They also beat my younger son who tried to interfere, they also attacked him. When we reached there, around 300 people were just standing there watching my Nani being attacked. Even though I pleaded with them, nobody tried to interfere” Shaheer’s mother could not contain her sorrow.
Shaheer's mother had called him on the phone as he did not reach home even after 10 pm on Sunday. She felt something was wrong when he disconnected her call as he is not in the habit of doing it. The phone was taken by the attackers. The family were informed of the attack when someone who had witnessed the incident informed them. Shaheer’s body was full of injury marks. Shailaja also said that Shaheer told them they even beat him with a big torch light. He consumed poison claiming that he cannot live any longer. Although he was immediately taken to the hospital, he could not be saved.