There’s a mother, sitting within a broken-down house in Palakkad, crying about the premature death of her young daughters to the last couple of months. Neither her husband nor everyone can console her since the Palakkad, Posco courtroom has lately acquitted the defendant citing the lack of evidence. She further slammed the LDF government and state police by adding, I’d seen my daughter getting sexually assaulted. In fact, I’d revealed this to the police authorities. But, I have not been informed anything about the investigation. When quizzed about the CPIM political interference in the case, she stated that the investigation was greatly affected by the political relations of the accused.
Statewide protests against the acquittal of all the accused, Walayar case is getting stronger!
Posted by The CBC News – India on Tuesday, 29 October 2019
State-wide protests against the acquittal of all of the accused at the sexual assault and suicide of two Dalits sisters in Walayar in Palakkad is getting stronger. The protestors are accusing the authorities of analysis and are also against the Kerala police and prosecution for failing to demonstrate the participation of the accused in the case the accused belonging to the CPIM could escape the law.
Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan, today smashed against the Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan, who also heads the Home Ministry in Kerala. Muraleedharan asked who does the Chief Minister fears he doesn’t dictate a reinvestigation by CBI in the case. The Central Minister also stated that the sight of two small girls hanging into their home has stunned the consciousness of the Kerala psyche.
BJP-Minister, Muraleedharan took to Facebook to criticize the Kerala Chief Minister. He asked the CM to be more responsible and provide justice to the two sisters who were supposed to enjoy their childhood years. Muraleedharan also stated that the CPIM is hushed at the case since the accused belongs to the communist party. He subjected the party’s hypocrisy by saying that the party has changed its outspoken stand of being pro-poor and pro Dalit when the accused belonged to the CPIM. The Minister added that Kerala police failed to inquire when the postmortem report of the elder sister pointed to rape.
This obviously shows that efforts were on to assist the accused in the case. Additionally, after 52 days of the suicide of her older sister, her sister was also found dead by hanging. Shockingly, her postmortem report states that she has been sexually assaulted. Nevertheless, the Kerala government and police authorities and prosecution failed to provide justice to the two sisters.
In the meantime, the Yuva Morcha State Secretary, Sandeep Warrier, has attracted out incriminating evidence that shows that the young sister was a witness to the murder of her older sister. Sandeep Warrier attracted the copy of the report on the police officer who investigated the suicide. Sandeep said that the authorities and CPIM colluded to protect the accused in the case since they belong to the communist party. He also blamed Congress for assisting CPIM to undermine the case. In another event, ABVP activists, that protested against the shoddy investigation and CPIM’s support to the accused at the suicides, were thrashed by many and authorities activists arrested.
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