Walayar rape case: BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar urges suo moto intervention of Minister Smriti Irani
Thiruvananthapuram: BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has appealed Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani to intervene in the case pertaining to the rape of two minor dalit sisters after a POCSO court in Palakkad acquitted three people accused of raping minor girls.
Rajeev said court acquittal of three accused was a clear case of blatant political and prosecution cover up of crimes and appealed to the Union Minister to suo moto intervene and deliver justice to the families of victims.
In January and March 2017, two sisters, aged 11 and 9, were found hanging at their home on different days and postmortem reports confirmed that the two were subjected to sexual abuse before they died. Responding to the case in which the prosecution had listed five people, including a minor, as accused in the case. Apart from facing charges under POCSO Act, the accused were also charge-sheeted for rape and abetting suicide. On October 25th, the POCSO court acquitted three accused for want of evidence. One other accused person had been acquitted earlier, while the trial of the accused who is a minor is going on at a juvenile court, he stated.
Dear @smritiirani - this is a clear case of political n prosecutorial coverup of crimes.— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@rajeev_mp) October 28, 2019
2 children were brutally raped n killed. I urge @NCPCR_ n ur ministry to suo moto intervene n deliver JUSTICE. 🙏🏻🙏🏻#ProtectOurChildren @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @KeralaGovernor https://t.co/sYFHFhxi3R
It must be noted that the advocate, also a CPM local leader, who appeared for the accused in the case was appointed chairman of the Palakkad district Child Welfare Committee leading to allegations that this was done to “sabotage” the case, Rajeev alleged.