Former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag has come to the aid of the family of Madhu, a tribal youth lynched by a mob in Kerala in February for allegedly stealing food.
Virender Sehwag Foundation, the organization headed by the man who was once India’s most explosive batsman, has handed over financial aid worth Rs 1.5 lakh to the family in Attapadi, Kerala.
He is also said to to have expressed his deepest condolences to the family in a letter addressed to Madhu’s mother Malli.
Sehwag had courted controversy in connection with the incident following the arrest of those accused in the murder.
In a tweet condemning the barbaric act Sehwag had mentioned four Muslim men by name as the people behind the attack.
However after being pointed out by many on twitter that a total of 16 people from different faiths were arrested for the crime, Sehwag was quick to apologise for the mistake saying the information he got was incomplete and regretted communalising the murder.
Madhu, a mentally unstable tribal youth was lynched by a mob in Attapadi after they allegedly caught him stealing food items.
He was roughed up so bad before being handed over to cops that he died in the police vehicle.
More than the brutality, the killing triggered massive outrage after people who were part of the lynch mob posted selfies of them with the man tied up.
News credit : Indiatimes