Madhu, a tribal youth from Chindakki hamlet near Mukkali in Attappady, was captured from a cave in the forest and apparently beaten up by a group of men on charges of alleged theft on the fateful day.
Madhu also recollects how he would reach school on time thanks to his friend Kochu Krishnan Nair.
The 18-page report mentions that Madhu had faced brutal assault from the mob.
Kakki was a temporary watcher with the forest department and he was sacked from the job after he turned hostile.
Attappady has, in its cold air and calm tenor, two versions of the lynching story. An outsider can either take sides, seek the truth, or get lost in the vortex of the differing narratives.
Mohanlal had called from Britain to wish the veteran actor on his birthday.
Madhu from Attappady was killed after he was caught, tied and thrashed by a group of local people alleging theft on February 22, 2018.
Since the daily wage staffers are appointed by the officers concerned as per requirement, they can be removed based on the discretion of the authorities.
The Forest Department fired Sunil from his job as a temporary watcher under Silent Valley Division for turning hostile in the case.
The special court on Saturday cancelled the bail granted to 12 of the 16 accused in the case.