POSCO case accused released amid COVID-19; Malappuram girl fears father’s entry to house

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Till date four complaints were received at the child welfare committee

Manjeri: She was only 15, a tenth standard student. The girl and her mother courageously complained against the father for sexual assault. He was arrested.

With COVID-19 outbreak, many of the accused were given bail and parole. He was one among them. Many POCSO case accused were released leading to a daring encounter between the accused and survivors.

This incident happened in Areekode. Now, the accused is trying to evict the girl and mother from their house. With the help of relatives, he is selling the house to proceed with the case.

Till date four complaints were received at the child welfare committee.

In one case, a man who raped his minor neighbour was released after which the girl had to be shifted to Nirbhaya Bavan on complaint of the parents.

Many similar cases were accused are parents, siblings, and neighbours obtaining bail have been reported in the state.

Those survivors staying in government care centres can’t return to their houses, but the accused have easily re-entered their houses. Though bail was granted on conditions, with the lockdown imposed, there is no thorough checking for violation of conditions. Also the survivors have no option to lodge complaints.

Malappuram Child welfare Committee Chairman Adv Shajesh Baskar said that the POCSO case accused coming out on bail create huge mental stress for survivors. Counselling is provided to them to overcome the situation. Service of psychologists and counsellors are ensured, he added.

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