Now let us go to a news report of a tragic death of an young man, named Shaheed Bava last Wednesday. He was hailing from Cheruvady, near Mukkam, employed in the Gulf, he was on leave here. It is said that he was frequenting a house where only two women resided and the local youngsters had warned him not to visit there again. However the locals found him there again on the fateful night last Wednesday. Messages flew back and forth from the Mobles and within no time there was a sizable crowd there in the night.They tied him to a tree and started beating even with iron rods. He became unconscious and blood was oozing from all over the body. On hearing the incident the relatives of the poor young man reached on the spot and they tried to take him to the Hospital. The angry mob did not allow it and he layed there nearly for two hours on the road before Police came and rescued the young man to the Hospital where he died on Sunday in coma.
A similar incident took place in a bus in central Kerala. A young man was accused as pickpocket in the bus and he was beaten to death on the spot.
On reading all these if you thought that the people of kerala are impeccable moralists there is another think coming. Know that Kerala is almost a foremost State in India for child sex abuse and women sex trafficking. People indulge in secret affairs and then come out in the open and vent their guilt-consceince on an hapless, less clever persons, a moral policing to escape from their own guilt.
Then it would be thought that the people in kerala have quick response and initiative on events taking place around them. I wish they had. Kerala is densely vehicle-populated State with notoriously bad roads, as such, road accidents are a daily event ( also first in number of accidents ) and people laying in a pool of blood on the road are a frequent sight.
There, at the accident site, a huge crowd would be standing around the unfortunate accident victim without doing nothing to help the person lying in need of immediate hospitalization. The crowd, some talking in a hushed voice, some pensively looking at the poor man on the road or some taking photos of the blood-bathed person. But no one would take the initiative to take him to the hospital and a police team has to arrive from far off places to do that. Many accident victims die just because they were not brought to hospital in time.
The favorite cuisines for the crowd are sex offenders and pick pockets and once any unfortunate one was caught the mob would ensure that the person did not see the next sunrise.
On reading all these, do not jump to a conclusion that the poeple of Kerala are all some sort of brutes or aborigines. Instead, individually all persons are nice and good to deal with.like anywhere in the world but collectively they are a different entity and a very dangerous, merciless entity at that.
This trend started recently, after economic progress and it raises a question whether economic progress has hidden dangers like this.