Kerala: Victim of moral policing, man ends his lifehttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/kerala-man-victim-of-moral-policing-ends-his-life-4540962/

Kerala: Victim of moral policing, man ends his life

Aneesh, a native of Karara at Attappady in Palakkad, was found hanging outside his house on Thursday evening.

A 23-year-old man, who was harassed by a group of youth for allegedly indulging in immoral behaviour with his female friend, committed suicide on Thursday in Palakkad. Aneesh, a native of Karara at Attappady in Palakkad, was found hanging outside his house on Thursday evening.

On Valentine’s day, the victim and his female friend were assaulted and harassed near a beach in Kollam by a group of five men, who were then arrested by the police.

Aneesh’s friend had moved to a secluded area of beach heavy with foliage to relieve herself due to lack of toilets, when the group of men allegedly tried to molest her.

After she raised a commotion over being accosted, Aneesh rushed to the spot only to be accused to indecency.

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According to the police, the incident took a heavy toll on Aneesh who had been depressed and gloomy ever since.