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Kerala serial abuse case: Incongruities in woman’s deposition, say police; CWC differs

Categorical Information Service
KOZHIKODE: The proceedings within the case of the minor woman at Pandikkad in Malappuram, who had suffered sexual abuse from numerous folks, appears to have gotten caught.

The police say they’re compelled to maneuver cautiously as a result of there are incongruities in her deposition. On the similar time, the Malappuram district Baby Welfare Committee (CWC) has dismissed the police idea.

The now 17-year-old woman had suffered abuse by near 100 individuals. Greater than 60 of them have been arrested. Round 80 Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act circumstances have been registered since 2016 which contain 75 FIRs. She had deposed earlier than the Justice of the Peace towards a former CWC chairman as properly.

“We’re inspecting the nitty-gritty of every deposition and checking whether or not the small print match with our findings. That’s the reason the proceedings are taking time,” mentioned Pandikkad Inspector of Police Amrith Gangan. As there are 80-odd circumstances, these have been distributed amongst numerous SHOs.

One other police officer mentioned the discrepancies within the woman’s deposition have made issues advanced. “The woman identifies image of an accused on Instagram however not when his actual image is proven. Equally, in some circumstances, the place and time of abuse usually are not matching. The locations of incidence like hospital bathroom, inside a store and many others appear unlikely to occur at first sight,” mentioned the officer.

What CWC says

Current CWC Chairman Shajesh Bhaskar instructed TNIE that he would not purchase the police idea. “It is not uncommon sense {that a} minor woman who had undergone a collection of abuse will probably be shell shocked and will neglect place, date, time and such particulars. If there are such a lot of accused, she would possibly get confused. The police should help and assist her overcome the confusion,” he mentioned.

The CWC is now offering psychological and psychiatric help to the woman with the cooperation of specialists from Authorities Medical School Hospital, Manjeri.

The New Indian Categorical learnt that there’s suspicion amongst numerous quarters that delay on the a part of the police got here after the woman deposed towards the previous CWC chairman.

In the meantime, sources mentioned the accused former chairman has approached the Pocso courtroom for anticipatory bail.

In accordance with the woman’s deposition, he had first abused her at his workplace, the place he’s practising as a junior lawyer underneath a senior advocate. As per her
deposition, he had abused her greater than as soon as. 

In the meantime, police say that there’s political curiosity at play as properly, because the accused ex-CWC chairman is recognized with a political occasion.


  • Then 13-year woman first admitted to shelter residence on Might 6, 2016
  • She was despatched together with her brother on June 12, 2016
  • Second admission at shelter residence on August 21, 2017
  • Releasing date not identified
  • Third admission at shelter residence on October 6, 2017
  • Despatched with one other brother and his spouse on August 14, 2019
  • Fourth admission in October 2020

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