Walayar rape case: Youth taken in custody, committed suicide over police torture, alleges mother
Palakkad: The mother of a youth who was taken in custody in connection with the Walayar rape case alleged that he committed suicide over police torture.
Rani, mother of Praveen who was found to have committed suicide, told Mathrubhumi News that he was beaten up by police while in custody. She also alleged that Praveen was threatened by brother of Madhu, the main accused in the case and a CPM activist.
Rani and Madhu’s mothers are sisters. Praveen and Madhu were classmates. When Madhu was taken in custody, Praveen was also taken by police as he was a friend. After being let off, Praveen was found to have committed suicide.
Praveen had told his mother that police tortured him.