Palakkad: Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala Congress leader, on Friday (November 8), condemned the state government for siding with the persons who were recently acquitted in a case pertaining to the alleged sexual assault and murder of two minor girls in Walayar town of Pallakad district. He also sought a CBI probe into it. 

A special court in Palakkad had last week acquitted three persons, namely, V Madhu, Shibu and M Madhu, who allegedly raped 9-year-old and 13-year-old girls in 2017. While one of them allegedly committed suicide in January 2017, the younger one was found dead two months later.

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Expressing dissatisfaction over their acquittal, Chennithala said, "The state government is with the accused. The murder was not investigated properly. There should be a CBI probe in the case."

The trio was arrested by the police under various sections of the Protection of Child against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act after the post-mortem report of the minors revealed that they were subjected to sexual assault. 

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan met and assured support to the family of two minor girls who were allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered in Walayar town of Palakkad in 2017.