Women’s Commission chairperson's controversial remark: Accused levels allegation against complainant
Pathanamthitta: In the incident of attack on a 89-year-old woman in Pathanamthitta, the accused has hit out against the complainant. The accused stated that he has been summoned for the third hearing in the case and not the first hearing like the complainant stated.
The accused, Adarsh said that the first hearing was held at Thiruvalla but he was not able to attend it due to the pandemic. Following this, the commission summoned him for another hearing on December 18. He said that although he took part in the hearing that was held at Adoor, the complainant did not attend it.
He further stated that this is the third hearing and that the case would be dismissed if the complainant doesn’t attend this hearing. It is because of this that they are stirring up new controversies, he added.
Earlier, the case became controversial after Women’s Commission chairperson, MC Josephine shouted at the person who called her regarding the case. She asked the complainant that why the case of an 89-year-old woman was filed with the Women’s Commission. She further urged that the complainant should attend the hearing wherever it is held.
It was Ullas, a relative of 89-year-old Lakshmikutty Amma, who contacted MC Josephine regarding the case. Lakshmikutty Amma was attacked by her neighbor Adarsh under the influence of alcohol. Ullas told Josephine that Lakshmikutty Amma has been asked to appear for the hearing at Adoor and that it is difficult for her to travel owing to her age.
That is when the Women’s Commission chairperson shouted at him and asked why they filed the complaint with the commission. She told him that they should have approached the police instead.