Pathanamthitta: Eight forest officials have been transferred over the incident of a man found dead in a well after he was taken into custody by them. The action was taken over the primary probe conducted over the incident. They were shifted to other offices in the district.
The family of Mathayi, the man found dead in well after he was taken into custody by the forest officials. demanded stringent action against the forest officials. His family threatened to be committed suicide unless action taken against the officials acted behind his death. They alleged Mathayi was tortured to death and the body left in the well. His wife Sheeba said the body will not be cremated until action taken against those who have acted behind his death.
The forest officials said Mathayi committed suicide by jumping into the well in his frantic effort to escape from the forest officials.