Pathanamthitta: A case of homicide will be charged against the accused forest officials in the Chittar custodial death. The special investigating team will submit the report at the Ranni Judicial First Class Magistrate Court.
Mathayi, who had been taken into custody, by the forest officials few hours after found dead in a well at his farm. The family alleged he was tortured to death in custody and demanded stringent action against the forest officials. The special investigation team has been appointed to probe into the case after the incident sparked strong protests from several corners.
Earlier eight forest officials have been transferred from other forest offices in the district. Miffed at this, the strong protest raised for taking stringent action against the forest officials. Currently, three forest officials have been suspended over the case.