Nilambur:  The woman journalist, who was waylaid and attacked by miscreants in Nilambur, has identified the car in which the accused travelled on the day of the incident.

A gang had waylaid and insulted the woman journalist, her brother and his friend,  who went to visit Kakkadampoyil on Christmas day.

Though the journalist lodged a complaint at the Nilambur police station, the police tried to settle the case by slapping minor charges on the accused. It was only after the journalist complained to the DGP and district police chief that the police decided to speed up the probe and record the woman's statement. The case was entrusted to  DySP Suresh Kumar (District Crime Records Bureau- Malappuram).  Police recorded the woman’s statement in the presence of DySP Suresh on Thursday.

The DySP visited the place where the woman was attacked on Saturday. Police recovered the chappal which the woman lost during the attack from the place.  The victim also identified the two cars which were seized by the police. The DySP will record the statement of the woman's brother and his friend on Tuesday. 

C RadhakrishnanIf things go this way, we won't be able to walk on roads: C Radhakrishnan

Incidents which should not happen at all are happening in our state. If this is the scenario in the state, a time will come when we won't be able to walk safely through the roads. The justice system including police should not show any lapse when handling such matters. When a case can be registered even in cases of verbally abusing a woman, why are the authorities delaying action? Implementing laws sternly in unnecessary instances and not implementing them in needed situations is deplorable. The law enforcers should show good judgement in the handling of cases. If the existing laws are not applied, the scenario that anything can be done here will arise. 

MariyummaWhy are the police hesitating to nab the culprits?

KP Mariyumma, former member of minorities commission

This is Kerala, not Delhi.  It is unfortunate that women are insulted here also. Women should be able to walk freely with respect . This is not possible anymore in Kerala.  The attack on the women journalist in Kakkadampoyil is proof of this. Police should act honestly in such incidents.  They should bring the culprits before the law and ensure maximum punishment. Insulting women by staring or verbal abuse is a crime. Even though such laws exist, why are the police hesitant to take action against the culprits?