The mother of the two girls, who were found dead at their house in Walayar in 2017, has written an emotional letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informing her dissatisfaction with the investigation into the incident. The mother wrote similar letters to Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Minister for SC/STs AK Balan.
In her letter, the mother explained the pain she went through and is seeking a CBI probe into the case. The mother said that the CBI probe should be under the supervision of the court and must be completed within a specific period.
The mother has also requested the termination of the then SIT Team head and DySP MJ Sojan and sub-inspector PC Chacko, from service and demanded criminal charges to be slapped against them. She went on to allege that Sojan and Chacko tried to sabotage the case and joined hands with the accused.
The mother also mentioned that Punnala Sreekumar, the general secretary of Kerala Pulayar Mahasabha (KPMS), had misled her with regards to CBI probe when she met the Chief Minister in 2019. According to the mother, Sreekumar told her that her plea for CBI probe was filed in the Kerala High Court, but it was on November 2020, that she was informed that no such demand was made.
In January of 2017, two minor sisters were found hanging inside their house in Walayar. The sisters died 2 months apart. When the elder sister was found dead, the younger sibling had told the police that she saw two men leaving the house the day her sister died. Though the parents said that their daughter was murdered, the police registered a case of unnatural death.
But when the younger daughter died, there were protests and the public put pressure on the police which led to five men including a juvenile being taken into custody. They were charged under the Pocso Act. The post-mortem reports confirmed that the girls were sexually assaulted before being hanged to death.
On October 25, 2019, the Pocso court in Palakkad district acquitted the accused, leading to strong protests and reactions from different sections of the society. It was after the acquittal of the accused that the girls' mother approached the High Court.