Aranmula molestation case: GPS records to turn crucial evidence
Pathanamthitta: In the molestation case of a COVID-19 patient inside an ambulance here, GPS records of the vehicle will turn crucial evidence in the investigation. The records from the GPS tracker revealed that the vehicle had stopped for over 15 minutes at Nalkalikkal in Aranmula.
All 108 ambulances are equipped with GPS. Through this system, every movement of the vehicle can be tracked easily.
The GPS records revealed that the ambulance, in which the girl was molested by the driver, stopped at a ground near Nalkalikkal at Aranmula. The time on the Google Maps also revealed that the vehicle was parked here when the girl was raped.
The ambulance carrying the girl and another woman who were COVID patients travelled to Aranmula via Pandalam from Adoor. But the ambulance driver did not drop off the woman at the First-Line Treatment Centre in Pandalam.
Route map of the vehicle was also obtained through the GPS. The probe team will seek custody of the accused for further interrogation and is planning to file the charge sheet within a month.
The probe into the case has been handed over to Adoor DySP as the offences under Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act are also charged against the accused.