The Kerala police arrested nine people for lynching a Bihar native living in Kerala on suspicion of theft.
The deceased was identified as Rajesh Manchi, 36, who was lynched in Malappuram's Keezhissery. Rajesh Manchi's body was found in Keezhissery on the night of May 12.
The police probe shows that the accused questioned Rajesh Manchi about the theft by torturing him with sticks and pipes for more than two hours after tying his hands. The accused filmed the act on his phone.
The locals made a PCR call and called the police after they found Rajesh Manchi in an unconscious state and took him to a nearby hospital, but the doctors confirmed that he was brought dead.
The police have seized the video from the phone of the deceased. They have confiscated the mobile phones of the attackers and are scanning the CCTV footage in the area.
A special team under the leadership of Kondotti ASP is investigating the case. The police is conducting a detailed investigation in the matter.