Source: Inhouse illustration
Source: Inhouse illustration

Kerala HC irked over jobless youths resorting to crimes

One-liner: Referring to the recent killing of a man by a gang of 12 who chopped off the victim's leg and threw it on the road as they fled the site, the Kerala High Court has termed it as a scary situation in the state.

Why the remarks: The remarks came during the hearing of a batch of petitions related to the assignment of land to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in the state.

  • The court pointed out that over 50 lakh persons from other states are working in Kerala, but people here do not have jobs
  • This was leading to the younger generation resorting to crimes or drugs, it said

Why the murder: A man, wanted in an attempt to murder case, was hacked to death and his leg chopped off on Dec 11 by a gang of 12 assailants in Pothencode area of Thiruvananthapuram district.

  • On Dec 11 afternoon, the assailants tracked the victim to Pothencode where he was staying in the house of a distant relative

Gruesome act: On seeing the gang coming to attack him, the victim rushed into the home of his relative, but the assailants also forced themselves into the house and hacked him several times and chopped off his leg in front of others.

  • The house owner also said that the victim was a distant relative of his wife and had come there seeking a job