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Women’s panel visits house of Konni girls

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State women’s commission chairperson K.C. Rosakkutty and member Lissy Jose on Friday visited the houses of the two deceased schoolgirls Athira R.Nair and S. Raji and that of their seriously wounded friend Arya K.Suresh, at Konni on Friday.

Athira and Raji were found dead and Arya in a badly wounded condition on the rail tracks at Pookkottukunnu in Palakkad district on Monday. Arya is undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital, Thrissur, and is said to be out of danger.

The girls’ parents told the commission that timely police action could have saved the life of their children. The girls could have been traced with the help of the Railway Police Force had the police acted on their compliant on time.

Talking to the media, Ms. Rosakkutty said the commission would ask the Home Department to take necessary action against the officials concerned, if there was any flaw in the investigation.

She said the commission’s visit was to collect information from the parents as well as the police. The commission would follow-up the case in all its seriousness. The government had appointed a new special team led by a woman IPS officer.

The police were examining CCTV footage at Lalbagh Garden and the railway station in Bangalore, she said. The Cyber Cell was also examining uploading of the girls’ photographs on Facebook. CPI State secretary Kanam Rajendran alleged the flaw on the part of the police was evident from the laxity in the search operation. He said negligence on the part of the police was leading to an increase in such tragic incidents.

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