Kerala

Chandrika, sister of Adivasi youth lynched in February, now one of 74 tribal recruits to Kerala Police

Proud moment: Chandrika hugs her mother Malli after the passing-out parade at the Kerala Police Academy.

Proud moment: Chandrika hugs her mother Malli after the passing-out parade at the Kerala Police Academy.  

Chandrika is the sister of Madhu, the Adivasi youth who was a victim of mob violence at Attappady in February, 2018.

It was a proud moment for Chandrika, one of the 74 tribal recruits to the Kerala Police, who participated in the passing-out parade held at the Kerala Police Academy Ground, Ramavarmapuram, on Wednesday.

Chandrika is the sister of Madhu, the Adivasi youth who was a victim of mob violence at Attappady in February, 2018.

Malli, her mother, watched with teary eyes as Chandika took part in the passing out parade. She must have remembered her son, who was killed by an irate mob alleging theft.

When Madhu’s body was lying in the mortuary of Agaly Government Hospital on February 23, 2018, Chandrika was waiting for the interview for the recruitment of police trainee. She had broken down later when she received the appointment order from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Many people from her tribal hamlet witnessed the occasion.

 

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