National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will register a suo moto case in the rape and abetment of suicide of two minor girls in Walayar, Kerala.
This is being done due to the massive protests triggered as a result of the acquittal of four main accused by POCSO court in the Walayar case.
NCPRC expressed disappointment in the handling of the case by the authorities. Yashwant Jain of NCPCR accused Kerala government of keeping the parents of the victims away from the commission and will be seeing them before returning to Delhi.
District Collector D Balamurali and the district police chief Shiva Vikram were also criticised for not supporting the commission.
Jain said that the police did not collect enough evidence and failed to do DNA or medical tests at the right time. The whole country is disappointed with the handling of this case, said Jain.
13-year-old and 9-year-old sisters were found hanging at the different times and post mortem reports suggested that they were raped.
If the police had acted well on the first's girl's death then second girl's hanging could have been prevented, he opined.