Walayar case: Govt announces judicial probe into acquittal of accused
Thiruvananthapuram: The government has announced a judicial investigation into the incident where all the accused in Walayar rape and murder case were let off by the court.
A cabinet meeting on Thursday appointed former vigilance tribunal judge S. Haneefa to probe the lapses from police and the circumstances which led to the acquittal of all of the accused.
Haneefa is also the former president of minority commission. The sisters aged 13 and nine were found hanging in their house under suspicious circumstances.
Earlier, the government had filed an appeal in the Kerala High Court seeking further probe and a retrial into the case. The government had informed the court that there were lapses from the part of the police and the prosecution in dealing with the case.
The failure in investigation into the death of the elder sibling led to the death of the younger sibling too, the government had observed. The prosecution failed to submit clear evidences, it noted. The government had stated in the appeal that it was reviewing the lapses and the needed action to be taken.
The High Court had accepted the appeal filed by the state government against the acquittal of the accused in the Walayar case. HC had also sent notices to the accused.