After brutal killing of innocent Dalit youth Sreejith in police custody, another youth, Anoop, a resident of Atholi in Kozhikode was brutalized by savages in uniform. His alleged crime: He burst crackers at a wedding of relative whose house was in the vicinity of a police official.
The police arrested the youth who is in his early twenties and tortured him. Eyewitnesses said the youth was brutalized in the police van and the torture continued even as he was lodged in the custody.
In the police lockup, the youth stripped naked and kicked on his private parts with boots several times. His head was smashed against the wall continuously. Anoop could not withstand the torture that he collapsed in front of the station when he was released. Following this, his relatives and friends admitted him in the Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode.
According to family members of Anoop, the marriage took place last month. Anoop says he has nothing to do with the bursting of the firecrackers.