New Delhi: The National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) is reportedly unhappy with the explanation given by the Kerala government in the Walayar case in which two minor Dalit sisters were raped and allegedly murdered.
NCSC Vice Chairman, L. Murugan, said the police probe did not effectively investigate the sexual assault and deaths of the sisters. He also accused that the absence of a strong case had led to the acquittal of the four accused persons.
The Vice Chairman ordered the Home Secretary to appear before the Commission in the next sitting scheduled for 21 November. He has also ordered the 2 medical officers, the suspended ASI of police and the CI of police must also be present on that day.
The NCSC said that it was unhappy by the way the government had handled the case. The crime took place in 2017 and all the accused were acquitted by the court. It is widely believed that the investigators and the prosecution helped the accused as they were members of the ruling CPI(M) party.
The girls 13 years and 9 years old were found hanging from their home two months apart. The postmortem report revealed that both of them were sexually assaulted.
Principal Secretary, Sanjay Garg, ADGP Sheik Dharvesh Sahib, and the investigating officer M. A. Sojan, already appeared before the Commission. The NCSC has demanded a detailed report of the case from the officials.
After visiting Walayar, the Commission asked that the case be transferred to the CBI. The Commission is planning to write a letter to the state government seeking CBI inquiry into the case. NCSC’s decision will come after the next sitting of the Commission.
The NCSC had visited Walayar on 29 October followed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, which took the statement of the girls’ parents.