A week after news report, police nab accused in POCSO case they were ‘searching’ for 2 years

CK Vijayan | Mathrubhumi News

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Kannur: Two years after receiving the complaint, the police have finally nabbed the key accused in a POCSO case. Chandera police arrested the accused from Bangaluru two years after his minor daughter lodged a complaint alleging that her father had sexually exploited her.

Earlier this week, Mathrubhumi News had reported the lapses on the part of the police in the case. The survivor also shared the misfortune she faced at the hands of her father and the police. On Thursday, the accused was finally nabbed from Bengaluru, seven days after the news report came out.

Chandera police registered a POCSO case in November 2019 against the father on a sexual assault complaint lodged by the girl. Her mother was also co-accused in the case for assisting her husband. However, no efforts were taken by the police to arrest the accused. It was also alleged that some tried to compromise the case.

Currently, the survivor is living with one of her relatives. Her mother also asked her to withdraw the complaint by offering her a significant amount of money. Following the news report, the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights intervened and asked Chandera Police to arrest the accused within a week. Within days, the accused was nabbed from Bengaluru. It is also learned that the complainant's mother will also be arrested soon.

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