Wayanad tribal man's death: Abetment case filed, but no one charged yet, say police

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Medical college ACP K Sudarsan before human rights commission | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kozhikode: Police have filed a case for abetment of suicide in the death of Viswanathan, a tribal man, but could not identify any culprits yet.

The Wayanad native, who was found dead in medical college hospital premises here, may have faced mental stress as a few people had asked him if he was a thief and whether they should call the police. He told this matter to his wife and a security staffer, police told the Human Rights Commission.

Police also said that the statements of around 100 people, including eight people identified from the CCTV visuals, were recorded. A few more are yet to be identified.

The visuals from the day he arrived were checked, but did not find anything suspicious, police said. Some have told police that Viswanathan was under stress.

Viswanathan’s body was found hanging from a tree on the hospital premises on February 12 morning. He had arrived at the hospital for the delivery of his pregnant wife. The family had alleged that a mob attacked Viswanathan accusing him of theft.

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