Chittaur incident: Action against forest officials in Mathai’s death; 8 people were evacuated

The action was taken after the family came to the scene again and again that the death of Mathai in Chittaur, Pathanamthitta was a murder committed in the custody of the forest department. Eight forest officials have been transferred.

However, the family is adamant that the body will not be cremated until the accused are arrested. The Forest Department has filed a Mahasar report in the Ranni court alleging that Mathai committed suicide. The brother alleged that Mathai was taken to the forest and drowned. The current investigation is unsatisfactory. The family said a fair investigation was needed.

Mathai has been taken into custody by the Forest Department for allegedly destroying CCTV cameras installed by the Forest Department. The young man was later found dead in a well.