Prosecutor accused of threatening sexual abuse victims to drop cases

 The SPP had allegedly threatened two victims to drop the cases.

Published: 04th October 2019 06:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2019 06:24 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

A complaint has been filed with Tiruvallur Superintendent of police against a Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) alleging she was threatening child sexual abuse victims and their families to drop cases against the accused. The SPP had allegedly threatened two victims to drop the cases.

In one incident in 2015, when a minor girl was raped by a neighbour, before the girl was called for chief examination, the SPP who was assigned to the case asked her to either marry the accused or take the money he was offering and drop the case,” said Sherin Bosko of Nakshatra Rape Crisis Centre. She said in the other case, a minor girl was allegedly raped by her school headmaster in 2015 and recently the suspect was acquitted. Even in this case, the SPP had allegedly forced the victim’s parents to drop the case. 

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