19-Jul-2018
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Theatre abuse: DGP asks to register POCSO case against SI: Mother of victim arrested

Malappuram May 14: DGP Loknath Behra has instructed to register case against former SI KG Baby as per POCSO Act in connection with abuse of a ten years old girl at a cinema theatre in Edappal.
 
The instruction came after it was learnt that Changaramkulam police did not register the case even after visual evidence of the abuse was given.
 
Earlier, District police chief Debesh Kumar Behra had suspended KG Baby for the inaction.
Speaker P. Sri Ramakrishnan had condemned the police inaction and said it was a "shame" for Kerala police.
 
Meanwhile, the police have arrested mother of the 10 year old victim, who was sexually abused at a cinema theatre at Edappal.
 
On Saturday, Police had taken one Moideenkutty, a resident of Thrithala, who abused the girl. It was learnt that the abuse happened with the connivance of the girl's mother.
 
A case was registered against the mother on Sunday under POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act).
 
The incident was reported from a cinema theatre at Edappal, happened on April 18. On April 25, the owners of the theatre informed the Childline authorities and handed over the visual records of the incident.
 
Though Childline asked the police to register a case againt the abuser, case was not registered until news surfaced in media after a fortnight.
 
Changaramkulam SI KG Baby has been suspended for the inaction. The girl has been admitted to a childcare home at Manjeri.