In the wake of the controversy over the death of Rajan and Ambili in Neyyattinkara, Vasantha, the complainant said that she will not proceed with the case against the family. She claims that she has all the legal documents including the title deed of the land purchased 16 years ago. “Following two deaths, we will be handing over the land to Rajan’s children,” she added.
Youth Congress president and Palakkad MLA Shafi Parambil and MLA KS Sabarinadhan had earlier announced that the Youth Congress will build a house for the children, while the DYFI has made it clear that they will bear the cost of education for the children.
The Chief Minister today announced that the government will be providing the children land and a house. The children however have demanded that a house be built for them on the disputed property.
The State Human Rights Commission has ordered a detailed probe into the allegations of serious negligence on the part of the police who did not act in accordance with the circumstances of the incident.
Many including Firoz Kunnamparambil, an activist, have come forward in support of the orphaned children. In a Facebook post, he said that they will start the construction of the house for them by the end of January 2021. “Don’t bow down to anyone,” he wrote on Facebook.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor criticized Kerala Police for the urgency shown in the eviction, which resulted in their death.
In a Facebook post, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said, “These fingers are pointed at CM’s police. The High Court had issued a stay order on the eviction hours after this incident. The children are saying police came to evict them, knowing this beforehand. Police showed urgency to evict the family from three cents of land without waiting for the order of the higher court.”
Through a tweet, Shashi Tharoor stressed that the deaths could have been avoided if police showed some compassion.
MLA VT Balram lashed out at Kerala Police for the death of Rajan and Ambili. He said that the police were eager to evict the family even though they knew the court’s stay order.