KANNUR: In a tragic turn of events, the man who had been questioned by the police after the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) filed a case against him on charges of sexually abusing minor tribal girls in a colony near Peravoor here, was found hanging near his home on Thursday morning.
According to police, Manakkad Pavitran, resident of Chanappara in Kelakam, was found hanging in the cattle shed beside his house on Thursday morning. The police had questioned Pavithran the other day after the CWC complaint, but did not arrest him as the allegations, according to the police, were found to be baseless.
CWC had initiated inquiry into the complaints of sexual abuse of the minor tribal girls in the colony and recorded their statements. According to the statements given to CWC member Baby Lathika, the girls alleged that they had been subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of Pavitran. The CWC member filed a formal complaint with the district police chief on Saturday. But the girls later retracted their statement before the police and denied sexual misbehaviour from the part of accused.