Probe Begins into Police Lacunae

Police failed to take action against the complaint of obscenity on FB which allegedly led to the suicide of a housewife

Published: 29th January 2014 07:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2014 07:56 AM   |  A+A-


The City Police Commissioner suspended Sub-Inspector of Cheranalloor Police Station following the suicide of a housewife the other day. The action was taken after relatives of deceased Vijitha alleged she had ended her life after one of her relatives  posted abusive comments on social networking site Facebook. No action was taken even after lodging a complaint with the police.

City Police Commissioner K G James said an inquiry into the incident has been launched. “Till the inquiry is completed G Vidhyadhara Kumar Sub-Inspector of Cheranaloor police station would be under suspension. A report in this regard would be submitted to the Home Department,” he said.

However, the officials at the police station said that they had conducted an inquiry after receiving a complaint from Vijitha. As part of it Ratheesh, who allegedly  posted the abusive post against Vijitha, was called to police station and consequently, Ratheesh had deleted the abusive post. A case was not registered as both of them belonged to Purakkad where the case had to be registered.  City Police Commissioner K G James said that the probe is being conducted by a team led by Circle Inspector M G Sabu. “Following the direction from Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, a detailed report would be filed soon. The investigation into the incident will be carried out by Circle Inspector M G Sabu,” he said.

On Sunday evening, Vijitha was found hanging from the ceiling fan at her apartment in Cheranalloor. Relatives of Vijitha said that Aneesh, her relative, had posted abusive comments against her on Facebook to take revenge on her over a land dispute. She had lodged a complaint with the police, however no case was registered. A petition in this regard was filed before the Kerala High Court.


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