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Guruvayur Temple Staff Manhandled Devotee: SHRC

Published: 19th May 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

THRISSUR: The chief investigating officer of Kerala State Human Rights Commission, S Sreejith IPS, has filed a report on the case regarding the manhandling of a devotee by the temple staff at Guruvayur temple on February 24, 2014.

Based on the information, which found that the temple staff had indeed manhandled the devotee, Human Rights Commission judicial member Justice R Natarajan ordered the assistant manager and security officer to submit their plea.

“Based on CCTV visuals and other information, we have come to the conclusion that the devotee was indeed manhandled. There are also several other instances of harsh behaviour from the part of the temple staff, which has been included in the report,” said IG S Sreechith.

A mentally handicapped patient had been manhandled by the Guruvayur temple staff on February 2014, the visuals of which entered public domain in May. The visuals also showed the mother of the devotee pleading with the temple security guards to let go of her son. 

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