Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan removes SPP Latha Jayaraj from Walayar siblings death case
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan removed Special Public Prosecutor Latha Jayaraj from the Walayar siblings death case due to her alleged inefficient handling of the case.
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister on Monday (November 18) informed the Kerala Assembly that the order regarding removal of Special Public Prosecutor Latha Jayaraj from the Walayar siblings death case. According to reports, Latha was removed from the post for inefficient handling of the case.
In the Kerala Assembly, Vijayan said that government would stand with the parents of the minor girls who were found dead in their residence. Vijayan added that there are limitations for the government to go for a re-investigation as any decision regarding the same could only be taken after the court's consent.
Kerala high court on November 13 accepted the appeal of victims' mother in the Walayar siblings death case. The court also issued a notice to the accused and the government that it is considering the appeal filed by the mother.
The Palakkad POCSO court in October acquitted the three accused in the alleged sexual assault and murder of two minor girls, citing lack of substantial scientific and circumstantial evidence that linked the accused to the alleged sexual assault and murders.
Three persons had allegedly raped a 9-year-old and a 13-year-old girl, who were sisters, in Palakkad in 2017. The 13-year-old minor girl allegedly committed suicide in January 2017 while the younger 9-year-old girl was found dead almost two months later.