The National Child Rights Commission and the National Scheduled Caste Commission have called for involvement in the Valayar incident. The Chairman of the Child Rights Commission said the incident would be looked into by the Commission’s Legal Cell. Priyank Kanukho, Chairman of the Commission, reacted on Twitter.
The National Scheduled Caste Commission will look into the lack of vigilance in the prosecution and the lapses in police investigations. The commission in charge of South India will look into the allegations. The Commission takes the issue very seriously.
Thirteen and nine-year-old girls died in mysterious circumstances between January and March 2017 in Valayar. A post-mortem report showed that both girls were sexually abused.
The five-accused case involved charges of poisoning, rape and attempted suicide, but lapsed into evidence collection. A total of 52 witnesses were interrogated, but most agreed. The investigation team was unable to find evidence that led to the crime. Even during the secret trial, the investigating team did not have strong witnesses. Two years after the incident, the trial did not begin and was criticized.