Missing child: Kerala Women’s Commission registers case on Anupama’s complaint

The commission intervened amid reports that the state police have failed to ensure justice to the woman despite levelling a formal complaint.

Ajith and Anupama.

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Women’s Commission has registered a case over a complaint by a woman that her father, a local CPM leader, took away her baby.

Anupama S Chandran, a former member of SFI and the daughter of a Peroorkada CPI-M area committee member Jayachandran, came up with the allegations against her family members a few days back.

P Sathidevi, Chairperson of the commission, has also demanded the state police chief to submit a report in this regard immediately. Anupama and her husband Ajith will be asked to attend the sitting of the commission next month in Thiruvananthapuram.

The commission intervened amid reports that the state police have failed to ensure justice to the woman despite levelling a formal complaint.

She complained that her parents took away her baby on April 19 this year. Since then she has been complaining to various people, including DGP and chief minister, to get the baby back; but no action has been taken, she said. She also said that she will approach court for justice, if she does not get her baby back.

Anupama had fallen in love with DYFI Peroorkada area president Ajith who was already married. Anupama's parents were not happy over this alliance. Anupama and Ajith could not start living together as he was not legally divorced at that time.

Meanwhile, Anupama gave birth to a baby on October 19 last year. According to Anupama’s complaint, the child was taken away from her by her father and relatives three days after the delivery. They had promised that the baby will be brought back once Anupama’s sister is married off.

However, they did not bring the child back even after her sister’s wedding. Following this, Anupama went with Ajith in April this year. Also they approached the authorities with complaint.

Meanwhile, Anupama’s father P S Jayachandran said that the baby was handed over to Child Welfare Committee with her consent as she was not capable to take care of the baby at that time. He added that they had obtained a consent letter attested by notary from her before taking the child.

When Anupama lodged a complaint, her family showed the letter to the police. Jayachandran said that if Anupama wants her child back, she can legally move for it. He also alleged that she is bringing up this issue to make controversy during party conferences.

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