THRISSUR: The investigation team probing the Wadakkancherry rape case on Wednesday maintained that the probe into the sensational case in the state’s cultural capital was headed in the “right direction” and that the evidence gathering exercise was well and truly under way.
Palakkad ASP, G Poonguzhali, who heads the probe team, told Express that the investigation into the case was progressing and the leads picked up by the investigators could not be disclosed at this stage. The ASP also rubbished media reports which quoted the probe team as saying the investigation had hit a roadblock in the absence of incontrovertible evidence. She remained tight-lipped on the probe details.
Meanwhile, Anil Akkara, MLA, said the apparent delay on the part of the police in conducting the lie detector test even after the victim had volunteered to undertake it was quite intriguing. Also, as the police had allegedly backed the perpetrators of the crime, the state government should get an Assembly Committee to probe the case and ensure that action was initiated against the officials who tried to derail the investigation.
There were reports that the case had nearly hit a hurdle after the police failed to get scientific and material evidence related to the alleged rape which took place around two years ago.