Pathanamthitta: Two forest officials have been suspended in the custodial death of Mathayi in Chittar. Deputy Range officer, R Rajesh Kumar, Section Forest Officer, and A K Pradeepkumar have been suspended. Mathayi found dead in a well in his farm compound hours after he was taken into custody by the forest officials.
The family alleged Mathayi was tortured in custody to death and officials allegedly did not have followed protocol at the time of custody. While forest officials dismissed the allegation that Mathayi fell into the well in his frantic effort to escape from the custody of the forest officials.
Earlier eight forest officials have been transferred over the incident last day.