Kerala CM visits lynched tribal's home; gives assurance of strict-action
(Sourced from PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday visited the home of the tribal man, who was lynched in Kerala's Attapady last month for allegedly stealing food articles, and assured his family that stringent action would be taken against the accused. The chief minister, accompanied by Health Minister KK Shylaja, met 30-year-old Madhu's mother, sister and other relatives and gave them the assurance. Here's more.
Around 16 persons have so far been arrested on charges of lynching Madhu, whose death had triggered outrage in Kerala. In a Facebook post, Vijayan said he visited Madhu's house, consoled his relatives and assured them the probe in the case was going ahead, and the government would take all steps to ensure that the accused get the punishment as per the law.
Stringent action would be taken against those indulging in malicious propaganda on social media, Vijayan further said. He also held discussions with government officials on providing facilities for the tribals and said the government would take all steps to ensure that tribals in all districts get enough food, drinking water, and employment opportunities. District Collectors would ensure this in their respective areas, he said.
The government would also ensure that tribals get at least 200 days of employment, he said. As tribals are facing severe problems relating to liquor addiction, a massive awareness drive would be held in such areas, the chief minister said. Community kitchens were being planned in the tribal areas and Rs. 10 crore would be set apart for the purpose, he added.