Kerala govt decides to hand over Walayar case to CBI

Palakkad: The Kerala government has decided to hand over the Walayar Case — where two minor Dalit girls aged 9 and 13 were found hanging in mysterious circumstances in a gap of fifty days— to the CBI.

Earlier, the Palakkad POCSO court had acquitted all the accused in the case.

Followed by a long period of agitation for the last two years, the case finally reached the Kerala high court. Last Wednesday, the high court set aside the order of the Palakkad special court and ordered a retrial in the matter.

Lambasting the investigation, the court had noted that the way of handling the case has shocked the judicial conscience.

Alarmingly, one of the accused in the case, Pradeep Kumar,  allegedly committed suicide in his house near Cherthala in Alappuzha in November last year.