Malappuram POCSO survivor claims death threat, shares concern over delayed trial

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Malappuram: A POCSO survivor has come up against the ordeal she has been facing for more than a decade. According to the survivor, she was sexually abused from the age of seven and even after lodging the complaint four years ago, she has not yet received justice as trial in the case is still pending. Not just that. The survivor claimed that she had narrow escape from murder attempts twice while the accused in the case are roaming scot-free.

“Everyone says the law is with the survivor and the person should be ready to report the issue. But from my personal experience, I realised that is not the case. There will be no one with us,” she pointed out.

As per the complaint, three among the six accused are her relatives. Two are her neighbours.

“One of them offered that they will give Rs 5 lakh each to revoke the case. He also put forth an alternative that he will provide a house and property. My family has financial crisis. Family members advised me to revoke the complaint. Two of the accused have political influence and some politicians acted as a middlemen to settle the case,” she alleged.

The woman expressed her fear and dismay over the fact that the accused remain scot-free as the trial is pending. “One of them is a madrasa teacher, who still holds the position. He may exploit children,” she pointed out.

She also hit out at the panchayat president who reportedly revealed her identity to the public without her consent. “I will continue my fight for justice. For that, I will go to any extent,” she added.

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