Walayar minor girls’ death: Police to file appeal, mother says lost trust in them
Palakkad: Police will file an appeal in the acquittal of the accused in connection with the death of two minor sisters at Attappallam in Walayar here. Thrissur Range DIG S. Surendran said they have sought legal advice in this regard.
Meanwhile, mother of the deceased girls stated they no longer have trust in the police investigation. The mother and father have witnessed the elder girl being sexually exploited by one of the accused. Though she revealed this to the probe team and in the court, they did not get justice. They also alleged that the culprits have CPM connections.
CPM district leadership demanded a detailed probe into the death of the two minor girls. Party district secretary C. K. Rajendran asked in a press note that it should be examined whether the acquittal was the result of lapses on the part of prosecution or in the investigation.
The police said they will file an appeal as soon as the copy of the verdict in both cases are received. An application has been submitted seeking the copy of the verdict in which three accused were acquitted on October 25.
DIG added that the police received the copy of the verdict in which one of the accused was acquitted. This is required to examine whether there were any lapses in the probe, he said.
Earlier, allegations had arisen that CPM local leaders intervened in the case. The lawyer who appeared for the accused was later appointed as the chairman of the District Child Welfare Committee and this led to controversies. It was also alleged that this lawyer’s aides appeared for the culprits and for prosecution some times.
Minister K. K. Shailaja said that the verdict needs to be subjected for a thorough scrutiny and then will make interventions if necessary. The guilty will not be allowed to escape. There is nothing wrong about appointing the defence lawyer as CWC chairman. The details of the case were checked before the appointment was made, she added.
The mother of the girls stated that she has no trust with the police officers any more. They collected documents and evidences during each phase of the probe, but nothing happened. We don’t have any evidence now. The investigation should be conducted in a way that serve justice to our daughters, she said.