Cop’s house to turn court room

Published: 04th December 2012 10:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2012 10:18 AM   |  A+A-

The home of a bedridden police officer will soon be transformed into a court room for the trial in a rape case. 

Thiruvananthapuram Principal Sessions Judge B Sudheendrakumar on Monday issued an order in this regard for the completion of the trial that had been going on for the last four months.

 As per the order, the judge, prosecution and defence counsels may be present in the house of Kerala Police Academy Deputy Superintendent D R Suresh Kumar at Kottiyam in Kollam district. 

 The case was registered by Vellarada police in 2007, in which a man allegedly raped and impregnated his step-daughter, who was a minor at that time.

Suresh Kumar, who was the Circle Inspector of Vellarada police station then, was the investigating officer in the case.

 Kumar is on medical leave as he is regularly undergoing dialysis owing to kidney failure. 

Kollam Chief Judicial Magistrate will play the role of the Sessions Judge during the trial.

The prosecution will examine the statements of the officer, following which the defence counsels will be able to cross examine his statements. The examination and cross examination of all witnesses, except Suresh Kumar, were completed. However, the trial could not be completed as Kumar exempted himself from appearing in the court citing medical reasons.  It was after this that the Judge appointed a judicial commission and decided to complete the trial.

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