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Centre seeks report on lynching of tribal man

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Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (PTI) The Centre today sought a report from the Kerala government over lynching to death of a tribal man for allegedly stealing articles from some shops at Agali in Palakkad district.

Union Tribal Affairs minister Jual Oram said a report has been sought from the state chief secretary over the death of the man, hailing from Attappady, one of the most backward tribal settlements in the state, on Thursday.

"Our ministry has sought a report from the chief secretary about the incident and the action taken by the state government," the minister told a television channel.

The state government decided to provide a financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the tribal man, Madhu, who was beaten to death by a group of persons for allegedly stealing food articles from some shops in the forest-fringe Agali town.

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