- The minor siblings were found hanging in their house
- Police, at first, neglected rumours of sexual abuse
- Postmortem report revealed that the girls were abused repeatedly
Kerala police have informed State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) that the siblings, who were found hanging at their home in Walayar, had committed suicide. However, investigating officials admitted that the minors had undergone sexual abuse on several occasions.
The police informed Commission that they don't have any proof that the girls were murdered. Krithika, 11, and Sharanya, 9, were found dead in their house in a span of 52 days between January and March 4. The police neglected rumours of sexual abuse at first, but the post-mortem reports revealed that the girls subjected to molestation repeatedly.
Even the mother of the children said that a close relative had abused elder child.
The incident led to a huge outrage in the state and police arrested seven persons, including two relatives and two neighbours.
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Two months, after the second incident, police have now informed SHRC that there is no proof of murder and a detailed report will be submitted after getting forensic report.
On May 26, yet another case of sexual abuse was reported from the area and the victim, a Class VIII students, was a close relative of the siblings.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:45 PM IST