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Allegedly Harassed On Valentine's Day, Moral Policing Victim Ends Life In Kerala

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.

24/02/2017 9:02 AM IST | Updated 24/02/2017 9:13 AM IST
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PALAKKAD, Kerala -- 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.

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

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

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