'Moral police' attack in Thrissur: Bus driver succumbs to injuries

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Thrissur: The bus driver who suffered a brutal beating from 'moral police' in Thiruvanikkavu near Cherpu a few weeks ago succumbed to injuries.

The deceased is Sahar (32), hailing from Chirakal, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Thrissur from February 18 onwards.

Sahar was the driver of a private bus operating on the Thrissur-Triprayar route. He was attacked by a gang while visiting a friend's house. He was taken out of the house and brutally beaten.

The incident was brought to the family's attention when he returned home with excruciating body pains. Later, his friends and his mother took him to a hospital. He was undergoing treatment after suffering injuries to his internal organs.

His initial statement to the police didn't mention the real reason. He told police that a feud over bus timings led to the attack. However, the police investigation revealed that the incident was moral policing. The police also unearthed CCTV footage showing the youth being beaten by a gang.

According to police, the youth was attacked from 12 am to 4 am on February 18. The youth also identified one of his assailants. However, the police are yet to nab the six accused in the incident.

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