The body of a man who went missing on Tuesday followed by a police lathi charge was found in a well, one kilometer away from Edavanna in Malappuram.
The deceased is Ayyappan, a native of Pathapiriyam near Edavanna.
He went missing when the police lathicharged a group of agitators who assembled against a tar mixing unit.
The protest by local people turned violent and two vehicles ,carrying machines were gutted on Tuesday.
Ayyappan might have fell into the well,while running away from the police action.There was no electricity at that time.
A large number of people continued their protest till late night.