National Commission for Women Chief Rekha Sharma | Photo: PTI
Kollam: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma on Friday visited the family of Dr Vandana Das, who was stabbed to death at a hospital in Kottarakkara, here by a patient who was brought there by police for treatment.
Commenting on her visit to media persons, Rekha claimed that the family is not satisfied with the police probe and requested a CBI probe into the incident. The family reportedly informed Rekha that the police did not intervene to stop the accused and they were not physically fit to bring the situation under control.
She noted that the family approached NCW with a complaint over the matter.
NCW team is expected to visit investigating officers assigned to the case, as well as senior officials from both the police department and the hospital where the deceased doctor was posted.
Earlier, NCW had constituted a two-member inquiry committee to investigate the killing. “The family has made allegations of a potential cover-up by the police department. Therefore, the Commission's two-member inquiry committee headed by Chairperson Rekha Sharma,“ the statement then said. The visit comes as part of the inquiry.
The Commission, upon taking cognizance of the incident, had written to the Director General of Police, Kerala, for a thorough investigation into the matter.
Meanwhile, the family refuted the narrative that they sought Rs 1 crore compensation.