THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Within the wake of the Excessive Court docket directive, Kerala Police has reconstituted the Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) to probe the sensational Palathayi little one sexual abuse.
The group chief IG (crimes) S Sreejith has been changed. As per the studies, the brand new group will likely be led by IG EJ Jayaraj.
Final month, the HC directed the police chief Loknath Behera to reconstitute the SIT because the household of the sufferer approached the courtroom searching for to interchange Sreejith as they had been sad with the probe led by him.
Justice PV Kunhikrishnan had issued the order whereas disposing of a petition filed by the mom of the Palathayi little one abuse case sufferer, searching for to reconstitute the SIT probing the case by appointing a brand new officer not beneath the rank of IG of police to conduct a correct investigation.
The police haven’t made any breakthrough within the case involving the alleged abuse of a Class IV pupil of a faculty in Palathayi in Kannur practically eight months after it first got here to mild.
Expressing mistrust within the investigation, the sufferer’s mom had earlier stated her minor daughter won’t get justice from the investigation group led by Sreejith. Although seven months have handed because the group launched the investigation, there was no headway within the case.
The delay in finishing the investigation was deliberate and aimed toward offering undue benefit to the accused, she had stated, including that it goes towards the POCSO Act which supplies for expeditious investigation and trial.
She had additionally added that the investigation group didn’t document the assertion of the kid by audio-video means as specified underneath Part 26(4) of the Act and was manipulating statements within the identify of the sufferer.
Ok Padmarajan, a faculty instructor and native BJP chief, is the accused within the case. In accordance with the complainant, the accused sexually abused the woman, learning in Class IV, when she went to the washroom of the college.